Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
201. Charles Baudelaire poet Be Drunk by Charles Baudelaire
You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it--it's the
only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks
6.67 16
202. Ezra Pound poet A Pact by Ezra Pound
I make a pact with you, Walt Whitman -
I have detested you long enough.
5.90 12
203. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Internally Displaced Persons (Idps) by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Freshman - 917 Points
They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
9.57 534
204. Robert Browning poet Life In A Love by Robert Browning
Escape me?
Never---
6.39 36
205. Ted Kooser poet After Years by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
8.22 15
206. Thomas Hardy poet "Between Us Now" by Thomas Hardy
Between us now and here -
   Two thrown together
6.30 17
207. Lewis Carroll poet A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll
He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
6.65 29
208. Claude McKay poet America by Claude McKay
Although she feeds me bread of bitterness,
And sinks into my throat her tiger's tooth,
5.37 17
209. Cecil Frances Alexander poet Maker Of Heaven And Earth (All Things Bright And Beautiful) by Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
7.49 42
210. Rainer Maria Rilke poet Black Cat by Rainer Maria Rilke
A ghost, though invisible, still is like a place
your sight can knock on, echoing; but here
6.51 32
211. Patrick Kavanagh poet In Memory Of My Mother by Patrick Kavanagh
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
6.51 20
212. Andrew Marvell poet To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell
Had we but World enough, and Time,
This coyness Lady were no crime.
8.37 24
213. Robert Louis Stevenson poet A Good Boy by Robert Louis Stevenson
I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.
6.67 30
214. Li Po poet Alone Looking At The Mountain by Li Po
All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
6.66 41
215. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet The World Is A Beautiful Place by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
8.42 10
216. Phillis Wheatley poet On Being Brought From Africa To America by Phillis Wheatley
'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
6.93 28
217. Dr. Antony Theodore poet I Am Your Baby, Mum by Dr. Antony Theodore Gold Star - 184,149 Points
I am your baby Mum.
I did not come on my own Mum.
9.63 710
218. Adrian Henri poet Love Is... by Adrian Henri
Love is...
Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
6.79 37
219. Linda Pastan poet To A Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan
When I taught you
at eight to ride
7.55 28
220. Margaret Atwood poet Is/Not by Margaret Atwood
Love is not a profession
genteel or otherwise
8.00 26
221. Omar Khayyam poet The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
<i>Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald</i>
I.
7.56 14
222. Anne Sexton poet 45 Mercy Street by Anne Sexton
In my dream,
drilling into the marrow
7.08 22
223. Simon Armitage poet I Say I Say I Say by Simon Armitage
Anyone here had a go at themselves
for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists
8.44 38
224. Rudyard Kipling poet A Child's Garden by Rudyard Kipling
R. L. Stevenson
Now there is nothing wrong with me
6.22 28
225. Henry David Thoreau poet Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell by Henry David Thoreau
Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
7.25 33
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