Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Louise Gluck poet Celestial Music by Louise Gluck
I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God.
7.15 17
477. Sir Thomas Wyatt poet Is It Possible by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Is it possible
That so high debate,
6.80 27
478. Chinedu Dike poet The Phoenix Strangler by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 135,646 Points
With promise of job,
he lured her into a cane field.
9.31 172
479. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.42 5
480. 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
481. 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
482. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 8
483. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 16,298 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.80 58
484. Sharon Olds poet 1954 by Sharon Olds
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt
he had put on her face. And her training bra
7.34 8
485. Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) poet ' A Walk To The Cemetery To Visit Some Friend.. by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Gold Star - 104,779 Points
I'm taking a walk to the cemetery this morning,
be back before noontime for crumpets and tea.
10.00 106
486. Susan Williams poet A Scrap Of Time by Susan Williams Gold Star - 151,651 Points
I need to find time-
a scrap of time
9.76 188
487. Marge Piercy poet A Work Of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.88 7
488. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 2
489. Joseph Brodsky poet A Song by Joseph Brodsky
I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
8.00 15
490. 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 13
491. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Veteran Poet - 1,882 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.48 192
492. Robert Graves poet Call It A Good Marriage by Robert Graves
Call it a good marriage -
For no one ever questioned
6.23 4
493. Sir Walter Raleigh poet The Conclusion by Sir Walter Raleigh
EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
6.32 17
494. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.57 34
495. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 7
496. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet A Fallen Leaf by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A trusting little leaf of green,
A bold audacious frost;
6.12 15
497. 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
498. 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
499. Keith Douglas poet Vergissmeinnicht by Keith Douglas
Three weeks gone and the combatants gone
returning over the nightmare ground
7.98 9
500. 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
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