Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
126. Khalil Gibran poet Children by Khalil Gibran
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, 'Speak to us of Children.'
And he said:
6.39 42
127. Khalil Gibran poet On Pain by Khalil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.
8.12 28
128. Judith Viorst poet If I Were In Charge Of The World by Judith Viorst
If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel oatmeal,
8.21 26
129. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Gleam Of Sunshine by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This is the place. Stand still, my steed,
Let me review the scene,
6.18 37
130. Gwendolyn Brooks poet To Be In Love by Gwendolyn Brooks
To be in love
Is to touch with a lighter hand.
8.02 16
131. Christopher Marlowe poet The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
6.54 46
132. Li Po poet Alone And Drinking Under The Moon by Li Po
Amongst the flowers I
am alone with my pot of wine
6.55 42
133. William Carlos Williams poet A Sort Of A Song by William Carlos Williams
Let the snake wait under
his weed
5.95 17
134. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
6.70 28
135. Jennifer Rondeau poet Fallen Angel by Jennifer Rondeau Rookie - 391 Points
I have fallen from sky,
Fallen to the ground,
8.16 112
136. Charlotte Brontë poet Life by Charlotte Brontë
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
7.40 52
137. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
7.11 30
138. Rainer Maria Rilke poet A Walk by Rainer Maria Rilke
My eyes already touch the sunny hill.
going far ahead of the road I have begun.
5.97 22
139. Elizabeth Bishop poet The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop
I caught a tremendous fish
and held him beside the boat
7.05 22
140. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Talking Turkeys! by Benjamin Zephaniah
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
7.28 19
141. Louis Macneice poet Prayer Before Birth by Louis Macneice
I am not yet born; O hear me.
Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the
7.94 35
142. Robert Louis Stevenson poet Love, What Is Love by Robert Louis Stevenson
LOVE - what is love? A great and aching heart;
Wrung hands; and silence; and a long despair.
7.50 56
143. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet The Arrow And The Song by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
6.52 19
144. Claude McKay poet If We Must Die by Claude McKay
If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
8.01 26
145. John Clare poet First Love by John Clare
I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet,
7.92 50
146. Sara Teasdale poet Advice To A Girl by Sara Teasdale
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
7.84 23
147. Wendell Berry poet The Peace Of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
9.52 25
148. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.32 22
149. Thomas Hardy poet "I Said To Love" by Thomas Hardy
I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
6.17 25
150. Carl Sandburg poet Fog by Carl Sandburg
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
7.68 18
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