Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Stephen Crane poet A Man Said To The Universe: by Stephen Crane
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
5.86 6
452. Donald Hall poet Name Of Horses by Donald Hall
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
6.49 7
453. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 7
454. 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.
6.19 9
455. 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 Her clothes are out of date.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.
6.37 14
456. Allan Ahlberg poet The Supply Teacher by Allan Ahlberg
Here's the rule for what to do
If ever your teacher has the flu
8.18 6
457. Kabir poet Abode Of The Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.34 14
458. Emma Lazarus poet The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
6.72 9
459. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.66 17
460. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.86 4
461. Alden Nowlan poet The Masks Of Love by Alden Nowlan
I come in from a walk
With you
6.69 10
462. Robert Herrick poet To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
7.69 7
463. Mahmoud Darwish poet I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish
I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
7.39 9
464. Jack Gilbert poet Rain by Jack Gilbert
Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
6.49 10
465. Edmund Spenser poet Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser
Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
6.23 16
466. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Veteran Poet - 1,538 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.48 192
467. Charles Simic poet Against Winter by Charles Simic
The truth is dark under your eyelids.
What are you going to do about it?
8.23 11
468. Tony Hoagland poet Lucky by Tony Hoagland
If you are lucky in this life,
you will get to help your enemy
6.80 18
469. Robert Lowell poet "To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot; by Robert Lowell
"The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open.
Our magnolia blossoms.Life begins to happen.
6.89 9
470. Leonard Cohen poet For Anne by Leonard Cohen
With Annie gone,
whose eyes to compare
6.70 14
471. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.57 34
472. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.34 11
473. Richard Wilbur poet Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World by Richard Wilbur
The eyes open to a cry of pulleys,
And spirited from sleep, the astounded
7.29 3
474. Sharon Olds poet 1954 by Sharon Olds
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt
he had put on her face. And her training bra
7.34 8
475. 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,
6.30 17
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