Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 8
427. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
IN SEVEN PARTS
Facile credo, plures esse Naturas invisibiles quam visibiles in rerum
7.46 13
428. Sharon Olds poet The End by Sharon Olds
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
7.15 18
429. 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.
7.45 31
430. Vernon Scannell poet A Case Of Murder by Vernon Scannell
They should not have left him there alone,
Alone that is except for the cat.
7.54 26
431. 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,
6.90 20
432. 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
433. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.44 8
434. Alden Nowlan poet The Masks Of Love by Alden Nowlan
I come in from a walk
With you
6.71 13
435. Allen Ginsberg poet Homework by Allen Ginsberg
Homage to Kenneth Koch
If I were doing my Laundry I'd wash my dirty Iran
7.02 10
436. Sulaiman Mohd Yusof poet Terror by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof Rookie - 207 Points
Flashing rays
Thunderous sound
9.60 189
437. Sidney Lanier poet A Song Of Eternity In Time by Sidney Lanier
Once, at night, in the manor wood
My Love and I long silent stood,
6.64 33
438. 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;
6.23 21
439. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.66 21
440. 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
441. Lucille Clifton poet Good Times by Lucille Clifton
my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
7.68 9
442. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.47 8
443. Edward Lear poet There Was An Old Man In A Tree by Edward Lear
There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee.
6.40 19
444. 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 51
445. Louis Macneice poet The Sunlight On The Garden by Louis Macneice
The sunlight on the garden
Hardens and grows cold,
7.83 9
446. Randall Jarrell poet The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell
From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
8.23 11
447. Thomas Moore poet Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
6.84 24
448. 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 8
449. Sappho poet On What Is Best by Sappho
Some celebrate the beauty
of knights, or infantry,
6.83 19
450. Mark Twain poet Genius by Mark Twain
Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.
8.23 58
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