Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
226. John Clare poet All nature has a feeling by John Clare
All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
6.40 23
227. Hilaire Belloc poet Rebecca by Hilaire Belloc
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
5.82 18
228. Ted Kooser poet A Birthday Poem by Ted Kooser
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
6.49 12
229. Alexander Pope poet Ode on Solitude by Alexander Pope
Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
6.86 11
230. Nikki Giovanni poet Knoxville Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
I always like summer
Best
6.54 8
231. Ezra Pound poet And the days are not full enough by Ezra Pound
And the days are not full enough
And the nights are not full enough
7.32 3
232. Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil poet Smudge of Blood by Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil Rookie - 8 Points
Here, this smudge of blood,
Of a tender boy of eleven,
9.36 516
233. Jennifer Rondeau poet Fallen Angel by Jennifer Rondeau Rookie
I have fallen from sky,
Fallen to the ground,
8.50 35
234. Wallace Stevens poet The Emperor Of Ice-Cream by Wallace Stevens
Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
8.51 14
235. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Rookie - 6 Points
They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
9.59 535
236. Alice Walker poet Expect Nothing by Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
7.50 13
237. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Fate by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Deep in the man sits fast his fate
To mould his fortunes, mean or great:
6.59 18
238. Alfred Edward Housman poet To an Athlete Dying Young by Alfred Edward Housman
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
7.64 13
239. Ted Kooser poet After Years by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
8.20 11
240. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
5.81 20
241. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Talking Turkeys! by Benjamin Zephaniah
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
7.32 6
242. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.36 10
243. Matthew Arnold poet A Wish by Matthew Arnold
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
6.09 18
244. Adrian Henri poet Love Is... by Adrian Henri
Love is...
Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
6.71 19
245. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.53 13
246. Marieta Maglas poet Latina Time by Marieta Maglas Rookie - 782 Points
This game is the way in which slaughter becomes an end in itself.
Acta est fabula plaudite
9.44 519
247. Henry David Thoreau poet Conscience by Henry David Thoreau
Conscience is instinct bred in the house,
Feeling and Thinking propagate the sin
6.41 16
248. 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 3
249. Thomas Gray poet Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
7.50 10
250. Siegfried Sassoon poet Suicide in the Trenches by Siegfried Sassoon
I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
8.67 3
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