Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
351. Dillip K Swain poet The First Love by Dillip K Swain Gold Star - 61,323 Points
Let's go hand in hand to a strange spot
Secretly, stealthily, without paying heed
10.00 301
352. 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 41
353. Frank O'Hara poet Why I Am Not A Painter by Frank O'Hara
I am not a painter, I am a poet.
Why? I think I would rather be
7.20 10
354. Joyce Kilmer poet The House With Nobody In It by Joyce Kilmer
Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track
I go by a poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black.
7.72 31
355. 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
356. Robert Lowell poet The Old Flame by Robert Lowell
My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
6.04 20
357. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 I: Peace by Rupert Brooke
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
6.36 14
358. Judith Viorst poet True Love by Judith Viorst
It is true love because
I put on eyeliner and a concerto and make pungent observations about the great issues of the day
8.41 20
359. Sulaiman Mohd Yusof poet Over The Rainbow by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof Rookie - 207 Points
The morning rays of the Sun cling
On the upper bow of the Rainbow
9.43 187
360. Mohammad Akmal Nazir poet *a Humble Complaint* by Mohammad Akmal Nazir Rookie - 13 Points
You could have been more polite observing me,
Your harsh words have left
8.74 230
361. William Stafford poet Ask Me by William Stafford
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
7.33 7
362. Arthur Rimbaud poet Novel by Arthur Rimbaud
I.
No one's serious at seventeen.
7.41 13
363. Sarojini Naidu poet Indian Weavers by Sarojini Naidu
WEAVERS, weaving at break of day,
Why do you weave a garment so gay? . . .
6.50 24
364. Claude McKay poet Enslaved by Claude McKay
Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,
For weary centuries despised, oppressed,
5.81 10
365. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 8
366. Randall Jarrell poet The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell
From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
8.23 5
367. Christopher Marlowe poet The Face That Launch'D A Thousand Ships by Christopher Marlowe
Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
7.07 12
368. Ernest Lawrence Thayer poet Casey At The Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
8.00 13
369. Allen Steble poet (there's A Fire Burning In My Eyes) by Allen Steble Rookie - 110 Points
Even the impossible can be done
because i believe it can
8.13 141
370. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.90 10
371. Hasmukh Amathalal poet All Dreams Not Come True ###309(In 500) by Hasmukh Amathalal Gold Star - 505,698 Points
All dreams may not come true
All credits due may not accrue
9.43 186
372. 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 54
373. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
6.11 21
374. 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
375. Octavio Paz poet Between Going And Coming by Octavio Paz
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
7.55 12
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