Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
51. Dylan Thomas poet And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
7.82 54
52. 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 65
53. Muzahidul Reza poet Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 212,036 Points
Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
I travel the world
8.30 1,093
54. Elizabeth Bishop poet One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
9.27 63
55. Edwin Arlington Robinson poet Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
8.13 112
56. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet We Wear The Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
8.77 94
57. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet I Loved You by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain...
7.92 67
58. Robert Burns poet A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
7.36 87
59. John Keats poet Bright Star by John Keats
Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art-
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
7.34 68
60. Walt Whitman poet A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
7.23 69
61. Billy Collins poet Forgetfulness by Billy Collins
The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
8.98 50
62. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
8.50 81
63. William Butler Yeats poet When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats
WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
9.43 62
64. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.99 103
65. Billy Collins poet Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
8.19 45
66. Elizabeth Bishop poet I Am In Need Of Music by Elizabeth Bishop
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
7.65 53
67. Roald Dahl poet Hot And Cold by Roald Dahl
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
6.73 42
68. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.41 54
69. John Donne poet Death Be Not Proud by John Donne
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
7.56 58
70. Henry Scott Holland poet Death Is Nothing At All by Henry Scott Holland Rookie
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
9.06 161
71. Howard Simon poet ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 29,690 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.39 623
72. William Blake poet Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
7.83 37
73. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
Before my pen has glean'd my teeming brain,
7.27 54
74. Matthew Arnold poet Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
6.88 62
75. Ogden Nash poet Adventures Of Isabel by Ogden Nash
Isabel met an enormous bear,
Isabel, Isabel, didn't care;
7.05 119
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