Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Jazib Kamalvi poet Love And Lust by Jazib Kamalvi Gold Star - 82,819 Points
Love and lust are poles apart.
Lust is chaos, love is art.
8.51 676
477. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet A Fallen Leaf by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
6.12 15
478. Sharon Olds poet The End by Sharon Olds
We decided to have the abortion, became
killers together. The period that came
6.85 12
479. Robinson Jeffers poet Vulture by Robinson Jeffers
I had walked since dawn and lay down to rest on a bare hillside
Above the ocean. I saw through half-shut eyelids a vulture wheeling
6.15 9
480. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.57 34
481. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Blood by Naomi Shihab Nye
"A true Arab knows how to catch a fly in his hands,"
my father would say. And he'd prove it,
7.55 9
482. 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
483. Felicia Dorothea Hemans poet Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
6.24 11
484. Galway Kinnell poet Wait by Galway Kinnell
Wait, for now.
Distrust everything, if you have to.
6.19 8
485. Sarojini Naidu poet Autumn Song by Sarojini Naidu
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
6.47 5
486. Mary Havran poet Before The Dawn by Mary Havran Rookie
Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
9.40 31
487. Anne Bradstreet poet In Reference To Her Children by Anne Bradstreet
I had eight birds hatched in one nest,
Four cocks there were, and hens the rest.
6.21 17
488. Dorothea Mackeller poet My Country by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
6.74 13
489. Bharati Nayak poet I Speak Not by Bharati Nayak Gold Star - 83,375 Points
I speak not
As I feel
9.68 170
490. Francis Thompson poet The Hound Of Heaven by Francis Thompson
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
7.30 5
491. jim foulk poet Lonely Am I by jim foulk Rookie
Lonely are the nights
Lonely are the days
8.84 30
492. Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) poet ' A Walk To The Cemetery To Visit Some Friend.. by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Gold Star - 101,927 Points
I'm taking a walk to the cemetery this morning,
be back before noontime for crumpets and tea.
10.00 106
493. Alan Seeger poet I Have A Rendezvous With Death by Alan Seeger
I have a rendezvous with Death
At some disputed barricade,
7.09 9
494. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.34 11
495. George Herbert poet Peace by George Herbert
Sweet Peace, where dost thou dwell? I humbly crave,
Let me once know.
5.82 21
496. 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
497. AISWARYA T ANISH poet The Great Valuable Gift On Christmas Day by AISWARYA T ANISH Rookie - 32 Points
“Wow! It’s Christmas, happiness coming
Now for the gift welcoming loving
8.38 225
498. E. E. Cummings poet Maggie And Milly And Molly And May by E. E. Cummings
10
maggie and milly and molly and may
7.21 3
499. Valsa George poet Poet by Valsa George Gold Star - 111,073 Points
Wielding a tool, mighty and spiky
Mightier than either the sword or rod
9.70 126
500. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 6
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