Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.33 14
402. Sulaiman Mohd Yusof poet Terror by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof Rookie - 207 Points
Flashing rays
Thunderous sound
9.60 189
403. 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
404. 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
405. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet 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;
6.18 12
406. Derek Walcott poet A City's Death By Fire by Derek Walcott
After that hot gospeller has levelled all but the churched sky,
I wrote the tale by tallow of a city's death by fire;
7.20 11
407. Emily Jane Brontë poet "A Little While, A Little While..." by Emily Jane Brontë
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
5.54 12
408. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Sometime During Eternity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Sometime during eternity
some guys show up
7.83 13
409. Louise Gluck poet Celestial Music by Louise Gluck
I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God.
7.15 16
410. 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
411. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
1.00 49
412. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 7
413. Allen Ginsberg poet Five A.M. by Allen Ginsberg
Elan that lifts me above the clouds
into pure space, timeless, yea eternal
6.69 6
414. George Gordon Byron poet There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods by George Gordon Byron
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
6.82 13
415. Countee Cullen poet Fruit Of The Flower by Countee Cullen
My father is a quiet man
With sober, steady ways;
6.78 13
416. Patrick Kavanagh poet Peace by Patrick Kavanagh
And sometimes I am sorry when the grass
Is growing over the stones in quiet hollows
5.58 5
417. Countee Cullen poet A Brown Girl Dead by Countee Cullen
With two white roses on her breasts,
White candles at head and feet,
6.87 7
418. Robert Southey poet Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
6.43 13
419. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.30 13
420. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.62 17
421. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Gold Star - 19,202 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.58 101
422. 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
423. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
8.20 10
424. 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;
6.20 18
425. Sarojini Naidu poet Coromandel Fishers by Sarojini Naidu
Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light,
The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all night.
6.34 7
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