Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
376. Clive Staples Lewis poet 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.
7.51 16
377. Aufie Zophy poet Little Purple Flower by Aufie Zophy Gold Star - 21,355 Points
I am a little purple flower
My petals so extremely small
4.71 115
378. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 7
379. 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
380. 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 22
381. Siegfried Sassoon poet Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
6.68 6
382. Sappho poet On What Is Best by Sappho
Some celebrate the beauty
of knights, or infantry,
6.73 17
383. Mrs. Cynosure poet Sex Without Love by Mrs. Cynosure Rookie
A pleasure we do out of love for the other person
We our sharing the sexual experiment with
6.83 59
384. 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
385. Charles Kingsley poet A Farewell by Charles Kingsley
I
My fairest child, I have no song to give you;
5.92 32
386. Claude McKay poet Enslaved by Claude McKay
Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,
For weary centuries despised, oppressed,
5.81 10
387. Edmund Spenser poet Ice And Fire by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
7.03 20
388. Sathya Narayana poet My Dark Nights by Sathya Narayana Gold Star - 7,192 Points
At the distant verge of the horizon
slowly submerging is the weary Sun
8.96 114
389. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
6.11 21
390. 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
391. 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 5
392. Matsuo Basho poet The Old Pond by Matsuo Basho
Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
6.88 20
393. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.64 10
394. Sienna Harlequinn poet I Believe by Sienna Harlequinn Rookie
I believe that the sun shines after the rain
I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain
8.90 43
395. 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
396. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
6.20 23
397. 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
398. Matsuo Basho poet Autumn Moonlight by Matsuo Basho
Autumn moonlight--
a worm digs silently
6.24 9
399. Jonathan Swift poet A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed by Jonathan Swift
Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;
6.21 18
400. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.90 12
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