Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
351. Sharon Olds poet The End by Sharon Olds
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
6.85 12
352. 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 13
353. Katharine Lee Bates poet America The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
5.95 25
354. 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
355. 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,
7.97 9
356. Shel Silverstein poet Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
There is a place where the sidewalk ends
and before the street begins,
6.10 6
357. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Freshman - 543 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
8.00 28
358. Phillis Wheatley poet On Being Brought From Africa To America by Phillis Wheatley
'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
6.79 7
359. Sathya Narayana poet My Dark Nights by Sathya Narayana Gold Star - 5,370 Points
At the distant verge of the horizon
slowly submerging is the weary Sun
9.00 113
360. William Stafford poet Traveling Through The Dark by William Stafford
Traveling through the dark I found a deer
dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.
8.39 14
361. Matsuo Basho poet A Bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.64 10
362. Claude McKay poet America by Claude McKay
Although she feeds me bread of bitterness,
And sinks into my throat her tiger's tooth,
5.30 3
363. Emily Jane Brontë poet "A Little While, A Little While..." by Emily Jane Brontë
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
5.54 12
364. Claude McKay poet Enslaved by Claude McKay
Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,
For weary centuries despised, oppressed,
5.81 9
365. Henry Lawson poet After All by Henry Lawson

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
6.73 15
366. Arthur Rimbaud poet Novel by Arthur Rimbaud
I.
No one's serious at seventeen.
7.41 12
367. Matsuo Basho poet Autumn Moonlight by Matsuo Basho
Autumn moonlight--
a worm digs silently
6.24 9
368. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 Iv: The Dead by Rupert Brooke
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
6.66 11
369. 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
370. Kabir poet Abode Of The Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.34 14
371. 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
7.36 12
372. Sarojini Naidu poet Autumn Song by Sarojini Naidu
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
6.47 4
373. Archibald MacLeish poet Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
7.07 8
374. George Gordon Byron poet When We Two Parted by George Gordon Byron
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
7.26 8
375. James Whitcomb Riley poet A Barefoot Boy by James Whitcomb Riley
A barefoot boy! I mark him at his play --
For May is here once more, and so is he, --
5.50 27
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