Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
351. Patrick Kavanagh poet Epic by Patrick Kavanagh
I have lived in important places, times
When great events were decided, who owned
6.90 10
352. 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
353. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.46 20
354. 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 22
355. Henry Lawson poet After All by Henry Lawson

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
6.73 17
356. 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
357. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet A Familiar Letter by Oliver Wendell Holmes
YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
6.29 19
358. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.64 12
359. Octavio Paz poet As One Listens To The Rain by Octavio Paz
Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
not attentive, not distracted,
7.36 12
360. Henry Lawson poet Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
6.17 21
361. 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 30
362. 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 11
363. Muriel Stuart poet In The Orchard by Muriel Stuart
'I thought you loved me.' 'No, it was only fun.'
'When we stood there, closer than all?' 'Well, the harvest moon
6.92 26
364. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Song Of Nature by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mine are the night and morning,
The pits of air, the gulf of space,
6.81 40
365. Octavio Paz poet Between Going And Coming by Octavio Paz
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
7.55 14
366. Sappho poet Awed By Her Splendor by Sappho
Awed by her splendor
stars near the lovely
5.45 15
367. Seamus Heaney poet Follower by Seamus Heaney Rookie
My father worked with a horse-plough,
His shoulders globed like a full sail strung
7.14 59
368. Ambrose Bierce poet Alone by Ambrose Bierce
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
5.87 20
369. 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
370. Rose Marie Juan Austin poet Just A Wink Of An Eye by Rose Marie Juan Austin Gold Star - 107,970 Points
Last night I saw you
On the waterfront
9.78 241
371. 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 6
372. 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 9
373. Vernon Scannell poet Nettles by Vernon Scannell
My son aged three fell in the nettle bed.
'Bed' seemed a curious name for those green spears,
6.00 34
374. Edward Thomas poet Like The Touch Of Rain by Edward Thomas
Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
6.89 30
375. 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
8.74 233
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