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
7.29 60
52. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 221,891 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - a colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.85 1,536
53. William Blake poet The Tyger by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
7.56 97
54. William Shakespeare poet Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
8.61 108
55. Muzahidul Reza poet Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 264,775 Points
Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
I travel the world
8.17 1,048
56. Michael Rosen poet Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen
I love chocolate cake.
And when I was a boy
7.97 178
57. 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,--
8.75 102
58. 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 71
59. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.42 62
60. 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;
7.38 95
61. Edwin Arlington Robinson poet Richard Cory by Edwin Arlington Robinson
Whenever Richard Cory went down town,
We people on the pavement looked at him:
8.13 116
62. 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
7.35 80
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,
9.41 71
64. 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.
8.30 211
65. Muzahidul Reza poet The Animal State (Imagery, Allegory And Satire) by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 264,775 Points
No earthquake, no thunder, no volcanic eruption
Or even there was not any of other natural calamities,
8.77 793
66. 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,
7.59 69
67. Billy Collins poet Forgetfulness by Billy Collins
The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
8.99 57
68. Roald Dahl poet Hot And Cold by Roald Dahl
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
6.76 52
69. 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,
7.22 71
70. 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
8.22 60
71. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.19 64
72. 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,
7.67 70
73. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
8.54 96
74. Ogden Nash poet Adventures Of Isabel by Ogden Nash
Isabel met an enormous bear,
Isabel, Isabel, didn't care;
7.06 268
75. Howard Simon poet ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 30,623 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.37 635
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