Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. David Ignatow poet For My Daughter by David Ignatow
When I die choose a star
and name it after me
6.44 12
477. Wendell Berry poet What We Need Is Here by Wendell Berry
Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
9.14 5
478. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Sometime During Eternity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Sometime during eternity
some guys show up
7.83 12
479. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.35 15
480. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.58 34
481. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 3
482. 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.
6.30 19
483. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
6.32 18
484. 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
485. Charles Simic poet Against Winter by Charles Simic
The truth is dark under your eyelids.
What are you going to do about it?
8.23 11
486. David Bates poet Childhood by David Bates
Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
7.27 33
487. George Gordon Byron poet There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods by George Gordon Byron
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
6.82 17
488. Tony Hoagland poet Lucky by Tony Hoagland
If you are lucky in this life,
you will get to help your enemy
6.80 17
489. Stephen Crane poet A Man Said To The Universe: by Stephen Crane
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
5.86 7
490. David Herbert Lawrence poet Self-Pity by David Herbert Lawrence
I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
6.94 9
491. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.18 15
492. Mary Havran poet Before The Dawn by Mary Havran Rookie
Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
9.40 31
493. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Hidden by Naomi Shihab Nye
If you place a fern
under a stone
7.70 11
494. Lascelles Abercrombie poet The Box by Lascelles Abercrombie
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye,
Around about the wondrous days of yore,
7.99 17
495. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz poet You Men by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
(Español)
Hombres necios que acusáis
6.17 4
496. Hilda Doolittle poet Helen by Hilda Doolittle
All Greece hates
the still eyes in the white face,
6.21 18
497. Andre Breton poet Freedom Of Love by Andre Breton
(Translated from the French by Edouard Rodti)
My wife with the hair of a wood fire
6.05 12
498. Gregory Corso poet Last Night I Drove A Car by Gregory Corso
Last night I drove a car
not knowing how to drive
5.02 18
499. 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
500. Robert Herrick poet To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
7.69 8
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