Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.58 13
402. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
6.11 21
403. Sathya Narayana poet My Dark Nights by Sathya Narayana Gold Star - 7,264 Points
At the distant verge of the horizon
slowly submerging is the weary Sun
8.96 113
404. 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
405. 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
406. Dillip K Swain poet The First Love by Dillip K Swain Gold Star - 113,623 Points
Let's go hand in hand to a strange spot
Secretly, stealthily, without paying heed
9.13 343
407. Francis Duggan poet Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan Gold Star - 149,744 Points
Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
8.37 60
408. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.35 15
409. Archibald MacLeish poet Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
7.07 8
410. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet A Fallen Leaf by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
6.12 16
411. Sappho poet On What Is Best by Sappho
Some celebrate the beauty
of knights, or infantry,
6.73 17
412. Sonia Sanchez poet Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez
nothing will keep
us young you know
7.18 10
413. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Bronze Star - 2,689 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.50 194
414. Jack Gilbert poet Rain by Jack Gilbert
Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
6.49 13
415. 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
416. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.66 20
417. Alfred Edward Housman poet Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by Alfred Edward Housman
Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
6.02 17
418. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Low Yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.58 16
419. Louis Macneice poet Snow by Louis Macneice
The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
Spawning snow and pink roses against it
6.86 5
420. 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
421. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
6.02 14
422. Sharon Olds poet The End by Sharon Olds
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
6.93 15
423. 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
424. Bharati Nayak poet I Speak Not by Bharati Nayak Gold Star - 117,909 Points
I speak not
As I feel
9.71 250
425. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Gold Star - 20,838 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.57 102
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