Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. 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 38
77. Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) poet ' Emeralds And Black Diamonds... by Frank James Ryan Jr (FjR) Gold Star - 93,598 Points
Lie down lass, with me, in sage green meadows
Your blouse flouncing open, in the teasing breeze
6.59 176
78. 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 36
79. William Henry Davies poet Leisure by William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
8.14 42
80. Spike Milligan poet A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
8.05 38
81. 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.
8.25 69
82. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Freshman - 622 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.64 358
83. Chinedu Dike poet Mandela - The Immortal Icon by Chinedu Dike Gold Star - 105,525 Points
The Peace Warrior Of Mzansi, among heroes - A Colossus!
Sun Of The Nation; A rare gift of Providence.
8.82 1,274
84. 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,
7.20 41
85. 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 34
86. 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,
9.04 21
87. 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,
7.64 25
88. 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 32
89. Vikram Seth poet All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
8.57 47
90. William Butler Yeats poet A Drinking Song by William Butler Yeats
WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
7.43 32
91. Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree :
7.66 32
92. Fabrizio Frosini poet Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 152,745 Points
«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »
9.67 200
93. Jack Prelutsky poet Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky
Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
7.86 35
94. Ogden Nash poet A Word To Husbands by Ogden Nash
To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
7.33 24
95. William Carlos Williams poet The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
upon
7.30 32
96. Benjamin Zephaniah poet The British by Benjamin Zephaniah
Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
6.99 28
97. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Veteran Poet - 1,353 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.37 97
98. Walt Whitman poet A Child Said, What Is The Grass? by Walt Whitman
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
hands;
6.67 27
99. Jennifer Rondeau poet Fallen Angel by Jennifer Rondeau Rookie - 309 Points
I have fallen from sky,
Fallen to the ground,
8.18 94
100. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
6.99 52
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