Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
326. Henry David Thoreau poet The Moon by Henry David Thoreau
Time wears her not; she doth his chariot guide;
Mortality below her orb is placed.
7.09 22
327. Carl Sandburg poet Chicago by Carl Sandburg
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
7.35 23
328. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.47 17
329. Chinedu Dike poet The Phoenix Strangler by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 222,029 Points
With promise of job,
he lured her into a cane field.
9.44 236
330. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (Birds Singing...) by Jack Kerouac
Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.
6.58 41
331. Leonard Cohen poet I'M Your Man by Leonard Cohen
If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
7.51 43
332. Anne Sexton poet Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty) by Anne Sexton
Consider
a girl who keeps slipping off,
6.38 15
333. T. S. Eliot poet The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
9.33 18
334. Henry Lawson poet Faces In The Street by Henry Lawson

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
7.09 18
335. Sarojini Naidu poet Autumn Song by Sarojini Naidu
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
6.74 32
336. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
6.05 16
337. Andrew Marvell poet To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Had we but World enough, and Time,
This coyness Lady were no crime.
8.39 26
338. Edward Lear poet How Pleasant To Know Mr. Lear by Edward Lear
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
6.05 15
339. Kumarmani Mahakul poet Why Does A Person Fear? by Kumarmani Mahakul Gold Star - 437,495 Points
Why does a person fear?
Why does he or she lose cheer?
9.49 170
340. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
5.81 27
341. Ted Hughes poet Wind by Ted Hughes
This house has been far out at sea all night,
The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
7.72 12
342. Octavio Paz poet Between Going And Coming by Octavio Paz
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
7.63 22
343. Countee Cullen poet A Brown Girl Dead by Countee Cullen
With two white roses on her breasts,
White candles at head and feet,
6.92 11
344. Sir Walter Raleigh poet Her Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh
IF all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
6.01 21
345. Alfred Edward Housman poet To An Athlete Dying Young by Alfred Edward Housman
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
7.67 18
346. Patrick Kavanagh poet Epic by Patrick Kavanagh
I have lived in important places, times
When great events were decided, who owned
6.95 12
347. Francis Thompson poet The Hound Of Heaven by Francis Thompson
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
7.30 13
348. Matsuo Basho poet A Bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.64 14
349. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
7.93 15
350. Robert Southey poet Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
6.43 28
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