Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. Howard Simon poet ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 29,349 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.08 1,422
27. Derek Walcott poet Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
8.32 395
28. 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
7.41 101
29. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.47 137
30. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.81 123
31. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.38 182
32. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.48 92
33. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.58 81
34. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.87 133
35. Emily Dickinson poet "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
480
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.52 100
36. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.40 141
37. 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
7.64 133
38. 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
7.92 71
39. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.27 91
40. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Gold Star - 26,096 Points
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.73 728
41. Emily Dickinson poet "Nature" Is What We See by Emily Dickinson
668
"Nature" is what we see—
6.35 154
42. 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
8.40 94
43. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.62 83
44. Charles Bukowski poet Bluebird by Charles Bukowski
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
7.27 57
45. 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 62
46. Joyce Kilmer poet Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
8.45 111
47. William Shakespeare poet Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
8.57 91
48. Lewis Carroll poet Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
8.38 81
49. William Blake poet The Tyger by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
7.54 81
50. Roger McGough poet First Day At School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.70 86
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