Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
51. Charles Bukowski poet Bluebird by Charles Bukowski
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
7.24 41
52. Emily Dickinson poet "Nature" Is What We See by Emily Dickinson
668
"Nature" is what we see—
6.33 136
53. Rabindranath Tagore poet Where The Mind Is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
8.24 158
54. 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 90
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:
8.13 105
56. 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 60
57. 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
7.32 65
58. Roger McGough poet First Day At School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.70 70
59. 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;
7.35 84
60. 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,
9.44 54
61. 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 63
62. Dr. Antony Theodore poet If You Die Before Me by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 153,811 Points
If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
9.47 1,151
63. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.42 50
64. 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 79
65. 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,
7.54 55
66. 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 46
67. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.17 49
68. 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 37
69. Jack Prelutsky poet Be Glad Your Nose Is On Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
8.09 28
70. John Clare poet I Am by John Clare
I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
8.40 57
71. Muzahidul Reza poet Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 172,661 Points
Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
I travel the world
8.61 994
72. 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.
8.30 141
73. 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
74. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.96 78
75. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.82 78
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