Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 8
402. Ann Taylor poet My Mother by Ann Taylor
Who sat and watched my infant head
When sleeping on my cradle bed,
5.78 78
403. Francis Duggan poet Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan Gold Star - 145,929 Points
Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
8.37 60
404. 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 55
405. 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
406. 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
407. Kabir poet Abode Of The Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.34 23
408. Kalidasa poet Look To This Day by Kalidasa
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
6.80 20
409. 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 15
410. Sathya Narayana poet My Dark Nights by Sathya Narayana Gold Star - 7,232 Points
At the distant verge of the horizon
slowly submerging is the weary Sun
8.96 113
411. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Hidden by Naomi Shihab Nye
If you place a fern
under a stone
7.70 11
412. 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;
7.23 14
413. 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 17
414. 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
415. Marge Piercy poet A Work Of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.88 7
416. Wislawa Szymborska poet Under One Small Star by Wislawa Szymborska
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
9.27 12
417. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Sometime During Eternity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Sometime during eternity
some guys show up
7.83 12
418. Marge Piercy poet Colors Passing Through Us by Marge Piercy
Purple as tulips in May, mauve
into lush velvet, purple
7.65 23
419. 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
420. Sharon Olds poet The End by Sharon Olds
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
6.93 12
421. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
6.20 23
422. Edward Lear poet The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
6.69 9
423. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Freshman - 710 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
8.04 33
424. 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,
5.65 13
425. Sulaiman Mohd Yusof poet Terror by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof Rookie - 207 Points
Flashing rays
Thunderous sound
9.60 189
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