Top 500 Poems
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A Boy Named Sue
by Shel Silverstein
Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
by Seamus Heaney
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
by Matsuo Basho
a worm digs silently
by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed
by Jonathan Swift
Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;
"A Little While, A Little While..."
by Emily Jane Brontë
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
Is It Possible
by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Is it possible
That so high debate,
A Ballad Of Dreamland
by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
by Brian Patten
When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
*a Humble Complaint*
by Mohammad Akmal Nazir
You could have been more polite observing me,
Your harsh words have left
by Arthur Rimbaud
No one's serious at seventeen.
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.
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
by Archibald MacLeish
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
by Sir Walter Scott
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
Abode Of The Beloved
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
by William Cullen Bryant
To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
All Dreams Not Come True ###309(In 500)
by Hasmukh Amathalal
All dreams may not come true
All credits due may not accrue
In A Dark Time
by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
by Marianne Moore
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
by Joseph Brodsky
I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
Just Beyond The Sunset
by David Harris
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
Hero And Leander
by Christopher Marlowe
It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is over-rul'd by fate.
Haiku (The Low Yellow...)
by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the