Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Allen Steble poet (there's A Fire Burning In My Eyes) by Allen Steble Rookie - 110 Points
Even the impossible can be done
because i believe it can
8.13 141
402. Joyce Kilmer poet The House With Nobody In It by Joyce Kilmer
Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track
I go by a poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black.
7.72 31
403. David Bates poet Childhood by David Bates
Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
7.24 30
404. Dr. Antony Theodore poet I Am Your Baby, Mum by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 138,146 Points
I am your baby Mum.
I did not come on my own Mum.
9.66 506
405. Archibald MacLeish poet Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
7.07 8
406. 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 35
407. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 8
408. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 7
409. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Gold Star - 4,611 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
8.97 45
410. Katharine Lee Bates poet America The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
5.95 27
411. Alden Nowlan poet The Masks Of Love by Alden Nowlan
I come in from a walk
With you
6.69 11
412. 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 41
413. Henry Lawson poet Knocked Up by Henry Lawson

I'm lyin' on the barren ground that's baked and cracked with drought,
6.71 25
414. Aufie Zophy poet Little Purple Flower by Aufie Zophy Gold Star - 19,937 Points
I am a little purple flower
My petals so extremely small
4.65 114
415. 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
416. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
7.74 6
417. 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
418. Galway Kinnell poet Wait by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
6.19 8
419. 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 12
420. James Whitcomb Riley poet When The Frost Is On The Punkin by James Whitcomb Riley
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder's in the shock
And you hear the kyouck and gobble of the struttin' turkey cock
6.50 17
421. Matsuo Basho poet The Old Pond by Matsuo Basho
Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
6.88 17
422. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Freshman - 605 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
8.04 29
423. Lucille Clifton poet Good Times by Lucille Clifton
my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
7.69 7
424. 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
425. Ernest Christopher Dowson poet April Love by Ernest Christopher Dowson
We have walked in Love's land a little way,
We have learnt his lesson a little while,
6.42 15
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