Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. Roger McGough poet Let Me Die A Youngman's Death by Roger McGough
Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
8.14 186
27. Howard Simon poet ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 30,623 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.05 1,490
28. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.87 152
29. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.48 147
30. Alfred Noyes poet The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
PART ONE
I
9.01 291
31. Derek Walcott poet Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
8.31 517
32. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.60 97
33. Charles Bukowski poet A Smile To Remember by Charles Bukowski
we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
7.43 110
34. Emily Dickinson poet "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
480
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.57 120
35. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.29 139
36. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.46 214
37. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.88 154
38. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.44 187
39. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.48 109
40. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Gold Star - 57,648 Points
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.75 809
41. John Keats poet A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) by John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
7.67 158
42. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
7.93 85
43. Emily Dickinson poet "Nature" Is What We See by Emily Dickinson
668
"Nature" is what we see—
6.38 202
44. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.63 89
45. Dylan Thomas poet And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
7.89 68
46. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
8.41 108
47. Lewis Carroll poet Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
8.37 100
48. Joyce Kilmer poet Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
8.45 126
49. Roger McGough poet First Day At School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.75 125
50. Wilfred Owen poet Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
8.38 75
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