Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
376. 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
377. Galway Kinnell poet Wait by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
6.19 8
378. 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
9.44 189
379. Donald Hall poet Name Of Horses by Donald Hall
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
6.49 8
380. Octavio Paz poet Between Going And Coming by Octavio Paz
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
7.55 14
381. Thomas Moore poet Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
6.84 21
382. 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
383. Allen Ginsberg poet Homework by Allen Ginsberg
Homage to Kenneth Koch
If I were doing my Laundry I'd wash my dirty Iran
7.02 9
384. Henry Lawson poet Faces In The Street by Henry Lawson

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
7.09 18
385. Sonia Sanchez poet Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez
nothing will keep
us young you know
7.18 10
386. 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
387. 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 50
388. 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
389. Kalidasa poet Look To This Day by Kalidasa
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
6.85 21
390. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Gold Star - 4,611 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
8.94 48
391. Siegfried Sassoon poet A Letter Home by Siegfried Sassoon
(To Robert Graves)
I
6.05 16
392. 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
393. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.39 15
394. Robert Lowell poet The Old Flame by Robert Lowell
My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
6.04 20
395. Theodore Roethke poet In A Dark Time by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
7.44 8
396. John McCrae poet Anarchy by John McCrae
I saw a city filled with lust and shame,
Where men, like wolves, slunk through the grim half-light;
6.67 25
397. Donald Hall poet An Old Life by Donald Hall
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
6.24 12
398. 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
399. Alfred Noyes poet A Prayer In Time Of War by Alfred Noyes
The war will change many things in art and life, and among them, it is to be hoped, many of our own ideas as to what is, and what is not, "intellectual."
Thou, whose deep ways are in the sea,
5.78 13
400. Jack Gilbert poet Rain by Jack Gilbert
Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
6.49 13
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