Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. 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
77. Leo Marks poet The Life That I Have by Leo Marks
The life that I have
Is all that I have
8.82 81
78. 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 34
79. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Freshman - 911 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.63 381
80. 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 46
81. Matthew Arnold poet Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
6.88 57
82. Howard Simon poet ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 25,495 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.37 560
83. Walter de la Mare poet The Listeners by Walter de la Mare
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
7.36 54
84. Billy Collins poet Introduction To Poetry by Billy Collins
I ask them to take a poem
and hold it up to the light
8.82 55
85. William Butler Yeats poet He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by William Butler Yeats
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
9.05 31
86. Muzahidul Reza poet Mediterranean Girl's War Phobia by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 178,625 Points
Indoors by technology, outdoors by speedy transport
I travel the world
8.60 996
87. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 145,766 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.82 1,382
88. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Veteran Poet - 1,376 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.37 116
89. Ogden Nash poet Adventures Of Isabel by Ogden Nash
Isabel met an enormous bear,
Isabel, Isabel, didn't care;
7.03 112
90. Wilfred Owen poet Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
7.43 42
91. 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,
7.23 51
92. 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
93. Henry David Thoreau poet Friendship by Henry David Thoreau
I think awhile of Love, and while I think,
Love is to me a world,
7.41 75
94. Margaret Atwood poet A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood
You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
7.62 69
95. Khalil Gibran poet A Lover's Call Xxvii by Khalil Gibran
Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
7.17 49
96. Muzahidul Reza poet The Animal State (Imagery, Allegory And Satire) by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 178,625 Points
No earthquake, no thunder, no volcanic eruption
Or even there was not any of other natural calamities,
8.84 803
97. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Baby's View Of by yoonoos peerbocus Gold Star - 24,601 Points
I came as tomorrow
Swaddled in unawareness
8.31 379
98. John Milton poet On His Blindness by John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
6.24 44
99. Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) poet ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds... by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Gold Star - 105,368 Points
Lie down lass, with me, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
6.66 219
100. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Abou Ben Adhem by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
8.26 71
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