Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Edmund Spenser poet Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser
Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
6.27 17
452. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.35 15
453. James Fenton1 poet In Paris With You by James Fenton1 Rookie
Don't talk to me of love. I've had an earful
And I get tearful when I've downed a drink or two.
8.40 12
454. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet Like An Animal by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
7.15 13
455. 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 8
456. Linda Pastan poet A New Poet by Linda Pastan
Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
7.86 21
457. jim foulk poet Lonely Am I by jim foulk Rookie
Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
8.84 36
458. Francis Duggan poet Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan Gold Star - 146,160 Points
Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
8.37 60
459. Sharon Olds poet The End by Sharon Olds
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
6.93 12
460. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.88 14
461. Lucille Clifton poet I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past by Lucille Clifton
i am accused of tending to the past
as if i made it,
8.30 7
462. 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 11
463. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Gold Star - 20,827 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.57 102
464. David Berman poet Self-Portrait At 28 by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
9.39 11
465. Mirza Ghalib poet Heart It Is, Not A Brick Or Stone by Mirza Ghalib
Heart it is, not a brick or stone
Why shouldn't it feel the pain?
6.19 25
466. 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
467. 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
468. 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
469. 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 7
470. Sappho poet He Is More Than A Hero by Sappho
He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
6.05 4
471. George Gordon Byron poet When We Two Parted by George Gordon Byron
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
7.33 10
472. 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.
7.15 17
473. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 7
474. 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
475. Henry Reed poet Naming Of Parts by Henry Reed
Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday,
We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning,
7.98 18
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