Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. 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
427. Gwen Harwood poet In The Park by Gwen Harwood
She sits in the park. Her clothes are out of date.
Two children whine and bicker, tug her skirt.
6.44 19
428. 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
429. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
I
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.45 21
430. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.58 13
431. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 8
432. 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
433. Charles Baudelaire poet Anywhere Out Of The World by Charles Baudelaire
This life is a hospital where every patient is possessed with the desire to change beds; one man would like to
suffer in front of the stove, and another believes that he would recover his health beside the window.
5.88 5
434. Francis Duggan poet Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan Gold Star - 141,448 Points
Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
8.37 55
435. Heather Burns poet Being With You by Heather Burns Gold Star - 10,168 Points
Being with you for just
awhile
6.85 51
436. Louis Macneice poet The Sunlight On The Garden by Louis Macneice
The sunlight on the garden
Hardens and grows cold,
7.79 7
437. Andre Breton poet Freedom Of Love by Andre Breton
(Translated from the French by Edouard Rodti)
My wife with the hair of a wood fire
6.05 12
438. Alfred Noyes poet A Prayer In Time Of War by Alfred Noyes
The war will change many things in art and life, and among them, it is to be hoped, many of our own ideas as to what is, and what is not, "intellectual."
Thou, whose deep ways are in the sea,
5.78 11
439. Siegfried Sassoon poet Does It Matter? by Siegfried Sassoon
Does it matter? -losing your legs?
For people will always be kind,
8.38 6
440. Leonard Cohen poet I'M Your Man by Leonard Cohen
If you want a lover
I'll do anything you ask me to
7.24 29
441. 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
442. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 3
443. David Berman poet Self-Portrait At 28 by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
9.39 11
444. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Hidden by Naomi Shihab Nye
If you place a fern
under a stone
7.70 11
445. jim foulk poet Lonely Am I by jim foulk Rookie
Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
8.84 35
446. 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 24
447. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 7
448. William Ernest Henley poet A Love By The Sea by William Ernest Henley
Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
5.77 12
449. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Gold Star - 20,827 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.57 102
450. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet The Alchemist In The City by Gerard Manley Hopkins
My window shews the travelling clouds,
Leaves spent, new seasons, alter'd sky,
6.32 17
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