Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) poet ' A Walk To The Cemetery To Visit Some Friend.. by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Gold Star - 105,915 Points
I'm taking a walk to the cemetery this morning,
be back before noontime for crumpets and tea.
10.00 106
477. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 3
478. 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
479. Francis Duggan poet Racism Is Around Me Everywhere by Francis Duggan Gold Star - 143,783 Points
Of human ignorance I am almost in despair
For racism is around me everywhere
8.37 59
480. Alfred Noyes poet A Prayer In Time Of War by Alfred Noyes
The war will change many things in art and life, and among them, it is to be hoped, many of our own ideas as to what is, and what is not, "intellectual."
Thou, whose deep ways are in the sea,
5.78 12
481. Steve Turner poet Creed by Steve Turner
We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
8.86 9
482. Robert Lowell poet The Old Flame by Robert Lowell
My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
6.04 20
483. Sylvia Chidi poet Kiss Me Slowly by Sylvia Chidi Freshman - 650 Points
Kissing is an art, one most master
Kissing slowly is better than faster
8.96 24
484. William Ernest Henley poet A Love By The Sea by William Ernest Henley
Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
5.77 12
485. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet Like An Animal by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
7.15 13
486. 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
8.38 224
487. 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
488. 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 15
489. Richard Lovelace poet " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. by Richard Lovelace
"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
5.91 12
490. Henry Reed poet Naming Of Parts by Henry Reed
Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday,
We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning,
7.95 17
491. John Greenleaf Whittier poet In School-Days by John Greenleaf Whittier
Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
6.48 14
492. David Herbert Lawrence poet Self-Pity by David Herbert Lawrence
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
6.94 9
493. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 16,728 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.80 61
494. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz poet You Men by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
(Español)
Hombres necios que acusáis
6.17 4
495. Lucille Clifton poet Good Times by Lucille Clifton
my daddy has paid the rent
and the insurance man is gone
7.68 8
496. John McCrae poet The Hope Of My Heart by John McCrae
"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."
I left, to earth, a little maiden fair,
7.53 22
497. Gabriela Mistral poet To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral
Never, never again?
Not on nights filled with quivering stars,
7.08 14
498. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
We forget that we are all dead men conversing wtih dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges
8.17 7
499. 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
7.48 10
500. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.58 13
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