Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.30 13
452. 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 13
453. 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 9
454. Galway Kinnell poet Wait by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
6.19 8
455. Mark Twain poet Genius by Mark Twain
Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.
7.78 29
456. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.64 19
457. Francis Duggan poet Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan Gold Star - 134,471 Points
Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
8.37 41
458. Patrick Kavanagh poet Inniskeen Road: July Evening by Patrick Kavanagh
The bicycles go by in twos and threes -
There's a dance in Billy Brennan's barn to-night,
6.26 4
459. Dr Hitesh Sheth poet Why Me? by Dr Hitesh Sheth Rookie - 12 Points
When the hopes are hassled
And relationships are rattled
9.27 114
460. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Low Yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.58 16
461. 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 49
462. 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
463. jim foulk poet Lonely Am I by jim foulk Rookie
Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
8.84 33
464. 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
465. Dillip K Swain poet The First Love by Dillip K Swain Gold Star - 54,314 Points
Let's go hand in hand to a strange spot
Secretly, stealthily, without paying heed
10.00 270
466. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
We forget that we are all dead men conversing wtih dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges
8.14 6
467. 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
7.48 10
468. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Gold Star - 20,801 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.57 102
469. Lascelles Abercrombie poet The Box by Lascelles Abercrombie
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye,
Around about the wondrous days of yore,
7.99 11
470. Vikram Seth poet Round And Round by Vikram Seth
After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
6.69 16
471. Alden Nowlan poet The Masks Of Love by Alden Nowlan
I come in from a walk
With you
6.69 11
472. Gabriela Mistral poet Pine Forest by Gabriela Mistral
Let us go now into the forest.
Trees will pass by your face,
6.68 17
473. 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 13
474. 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
475. 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 17
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