Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
376. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Taste...) by Jack Kerouac
The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?
7.24 19
377. Ambrose Bierce poet Alone by Ambrose Bierce
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
5.87 20
378. 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
379. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.66 17
380. 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
6.88 20
381. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 7
382. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
6.00 17
383. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Gold Star - 4,611 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
8.93 45
384. Seamus Heaney poet Digging by Seamus Heaney Rookie
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
7.64 13
385. Donald Hall poet An Old Life by Donald Hall
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
6.21 11
386. Amy Louise Kerswell poet God It Hurts by Amy Louise Kerswell Rookie - 26 Points
I said 'God it hurts'
And God said 'I Know'
9.51 38
387. Matsuo Basho poet A Snowy Morning by Matsuo Basho
A snowy morning--
by myself,
5.45 5
388. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Jenny Kissed Me by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
6.28 11
389. 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 11
390. John McCrae poet The Hope Of My Heart by John McCrae
"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."
I left, to earth, a little maiden fair,
7.53 21
391. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
I
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.45 21
392. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
6.06 13
393. Alison Cassidy poet Wild Geese By Mary Oliver by Alison Cassidy Rookie
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
8.41 17
394. Marianne Moore poet Poetry by Marianne Moore
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
6.42 5
395. George Gordon Byron poet When We Two Parted by George Gordon Byron
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
7.26 8
396. Sir Walter Scott poet Answer by Sir Walter Scott
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
4.99 25
397. Robert Herrick poet Dreams by Robert Herrick
Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.
5.83 21
398. 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
399. William Cullen Bryant poet Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
6.89 5
400. Sharon Olds poet The Victims by Sharon Olds
When Mother divorced you, we were glad. She took it and
took it in silence, all those years and then
6.88 6
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