Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
326. Allan Ahlberg poet The Supply Teacher by Allan Ahlberg
Here's the rule for what to do
If ever your teacher has the flu
8.18 11
327. Geoffrey Chaucer poet Rondel Of Merciless Beauty by Geoffrey Chaucer
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
7.21 28
328. Leonard Cohen poet Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
7.50 19
329. Dorothea Mackeller poet My Country by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
6.74 34
330. Simon Armitage poet About His Person by Simon Armitage
Five pounds fifty in change, exactly,
a library card on its date of expiry.
7.12 14
331. Phillis Wheatley poet An Hymn To The Morning by Phillis Wheatley
ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
6.10 19
332. Matsuo Basho poet A Bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.64 11
333. ToddMichael St. Pierre poet My Dream: A Vision Of Peace by ToddMichael St. Pierre Rookie - 0 Points
Where the mountains touch the sky,
Where poets DREAM, where eagles fly,
9.67 55
334. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Lost Love (Love Love Love Love Love Love) by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 137 Points
Void, empty, hollow inside
My dreams have fled, my hopes have died
9.08 29
335. Sara Teasdale poet There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale
There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
8.72 21
336. 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 17
337. Claude McKay poet Enslaved by Claude McKay
Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,
For weary centuries despised, oppressed,
5.81 10
338. 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
339. Dr. Antony Theodore poet I Am Your Baby, Mum by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 160,818 Points
I am your baby Mum.
I did not come on my own Mum.
9.63 641
340. Donald Hall poet An Old Life by Donald Hall
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
6.21 12
341. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
1.00 49
342. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Why I Love You (Love Love Love Love Love Love Love) by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 137 Points
You give to me hope
And help me to cope
7.37 43
343. 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 22
344. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
6.11 21
345. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.55 16
346. Wislawa Szymborska poet Under One Small Star by Wislawa Szymborska
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
9.27 12
347. jim foulk poet Lonely Am I by jim foulk Rookie
Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
8.84 35
348. Jorge Luis Borges poet Instants by Jorge Luis Borges
If I could live again my life,
In the next - I'll try,
8.51 13
349. Alfred Edward Housman poet Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by Alfred Edward Housman
Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
6.02 17
350. Clive Staples Lewis poet As The Ruin Falls by Clive Staples Lewis
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
7.51 16
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