Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. Chinedu Dike poet The Phoenix Strangler by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 159,011 Points
With promise of job,
he lured her into a cane field.
9.39 195
427. Alden Nowlan poet The Masks Of Love by Alden Nowlan
I come in from a walk
With you
6.68 11
428. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.88 14
429. 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
430. Galway Kinnell poet Wait by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
6.19 8
431. Joseph Brodsky poet A Song by Joseph Brodsky
I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
8.04 17
432. Arthur Rimbaud poet Novel by Arthur Rimbaud
I.
No one's serious at seventeen.
7.41 13
433. 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 17
434. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 7
435. Banjo Paterson poet The Man From Snowy River by Banjo Paterson
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away,
7.17 7
436. 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
8.84 46
437. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Jenny Kissed Me by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
6.35 15
438. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet Sun And Shadow by Oliver Wendell Holmes
As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
6.18 16
439. Sir Walter Raleigh poet The Conclusion by Sir Walter Raleigh
EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
6.32 18
440. Nizar Qabbani poet Light Is More Important Than The Lantern by Nizar Qabbani
Light is more important than the lantern,
The poem more important than the notebook,
6.73 12
441. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet Like An Animal by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
7.15 14
442. 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 14
443. Sir Henry Newbolt poet Vitaï Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt
There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night—
Ten to make and the match to win—
7.46 15
444. 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 18
445. Sir Walter Scott poet Answer by Sir Walter Scott
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
4.99 25
446. Lucille Clifton poet Good Times by Lucille Clifton
my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
7.68 8
447. emo girl poet Alone by emo girl Rookie
Sitting alone.......
in my dark creepy room..........
5.12 17
448. 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 19
449. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 3
450. Robert Graves poet A Dead Boche by Robert Graves
To you who'd read my songs of War
And only hear of blood and fame,
5.43 8
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