Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. 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
452. 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,
5.74 15
453. John Boyle O'Reilly poet A White Rose by John Boyle O'Reilly
THE red rose whispers of passion,
And the white rose breathes of love;
6.94 19
454. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.21 16
455. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.60 34
456. Banjo Paterson poet "Ave Ceasar" by Banjo Paterson
Long ago the Gladiators,
When the call to combat came,
5.48 13
457. Sonia Sanchez poet Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez
nothing will keep
us young you know
7.29 11
458. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
6.32 18
459. 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 16
460. Edward Lear poet The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
6.86 17
461. 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
7.65 19
462. 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
463. Katherine Mansfield poet Butterfly Laughter by Katherine Mansfield
In the middle of our porridge plates
There was a blue butterfly painted
6.45 21
464. Mary Havran poet Before The Dawn by Mary Havran Rookie
Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
9.40 31
465. Heather Burns poet Being With You by Heather Burns Gold Star - 10,168 Points
Being with you for just
awhile
6.80 59
466. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.47 8
467. Matsuo Basho poet A Snowy Morning by Matsuo Basho
A snowy morning--
by myself,
5.49 7
468. Alden Nowlan poet The Bull Moose by Alden Nowlan
Down from the purple mist of trees on the mountain,
lurching through forests of white spruce and cedar,
6.96 20
469. 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
470. Sandra Feldman poet Lonely Moon by Sandra Feldman Gold Star - 207,958 Points
The Moon will shine,
Without your smile,
9.38 152
471. 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 16
472. Mark Twain poet Genius by Mark Twain
Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.
8.23 58
473. Theodore Roethke poet In A Dark Time by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
7.48 9
474. Ashley Olson poet What Makes A Friend? by Ashley Olson Rookie
A friend
What makes a friend?
5.84 38
475. 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 11
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