Top 500 Poems


 

# Title Poet
226. A Wish
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
Matthew Arnold poet by Matthew Arnold
on 1/1/2000
227. The Early Morning
The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
Hilaire Belloc poet by Hilaire Belloc
on 1/1/2000
228. 1914 I: Peace
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
Rupert Brooke poet by Rupert Brooke
on 1/1/2000
229. The Crocodile
How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
Lewis Carroll poet by Lewis Carroll
on 1/1/2000
230. The Suicide's Argument
Ere the birth of my life, if I wished it or no
No question was asked me--it could not be so !
Samuel Taylor Coleridge poet by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
on 1/1/2000
231. Andy's Gone With Cattle

Our Andy's gone to battle now
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 1/1/2000
232. A Little Boy's Dream
To and fro, to and fro
In my little boat I go
Katherine Mansfield poet by Katherine Mansfield
on 1/1/2000
233. Be Still, My Soul, Be Still
Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
Alfred Edward Housman poet by Alfred Edward Housman
on 1/1/2000
234. Cargoes
QUINQUIREME of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
John Masefield poet by John Masefield
on 1/1/2000
235. The Cherry Trees
The cherry trees bend over and are shedding,
On the old road where all that passed are dead,
Edward Thomas poet by Edward Thomas
on 1/1/2000
236. Heaven-Haven
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
Gerard Manley Hopkins poet by Gerard Manley Hopkins
on 1/1/2000
237. All nature has a feeling
All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal: and in silence they
John Clare poet by John Clare
on 1/1/2000
238. Again and Again
Again and again, however we know the landscape of love
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
Rainer Maria Rilke poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
on 1/1/2000
239. Give All To Love
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
Ralph Waldo Emerson poet by Ralph Waldo Emerson
on 1/1/2000
240. Suicide in the Trenches
I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
Siegfried Sassoon poet by Siegfried Sassoon
on 1/1/2000
241. The Horses
Barely a twelvemonth after
The seven days war that put the world to sleep,
Edwin Muir poet by Edwin Muir
on 1/1/2000
242. If I Were In Charge of the World
If I were in charge of the world
I'd cancel oatmeal,
Judith Viorst poet by Judith Viorst
on 1/1/2000
243. Be Drunk
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
Charles Baudelaire poet by Charles Baudelaire
on 1/1/2000
244. Love Is Not All
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Edna St. Vincent Millay poet by Edna St. Vincent Millay
on 1/1/2000
245. Marks
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper,
Linda Pastan poet by Linda Pastan
on 1/1/2000
246. A Birthday Poem
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
Ted Kooser poet by Ted Kooser
on 1/1/2000
247. Death is Nothing at All
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
Henry Scott Holland poet by Henry Scott Holland
on 1/1/2000
248. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet by Naseer Ahmed Nasir
on 1/1/2000
249. Smudge of Blood
Here, this smudge of blood,
Of a tender boy of eleven,
Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil poet by Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil
on 1/1/2000
250. Angel of Death
In darkness of the night
I spied him in a tree
Udiah (witness to Yah) poet by Udiah (witness to Yah)
on 1/1/2000
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