Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
226. 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
227. Adrian Henri poet Love Is... by Adrian Henri
Love is...
Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
6.72 19
228. Ernestine Northover poet Hold You In My Smile by Ernestine Northover Rookie - 110 Points
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
8.27 34
229. Siegfried Sassoon poet Suicide in the Trenches by Siegfried Sassoon
I knew a simple soldier boy
Who grinned at life in empty joy,
8.68 3
230. Rudyard Kipling poet A Child's Garden by Rudyard Kipling
R. L. Stevenson
Now there is nothing wrong with me
5.99 15
231. Oscar Wilde poet Flower of Love by Oscar Wilde
Sweet, I blame you not, for mine the fault was, had I not been made of common
clay
6.85 13
232. Edward Thomas poet Like the Touch of Rain by Edward Thomas
Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
6.81 24
233. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet Friendship by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
What's friendship? The hangover's faction,
The gratis talk of outrage,
5.50 16
234. Hilaire Belloc poet The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
6.74 13
235. David Bates poet Childhood by David Bates
Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
7.19 22
236. Alice Walker poet Expect Nothing by Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
7.50 13
237. Lucille Clifton poet Homage to My Hips by Lucille Clifton
these hips are big hips.
they need space to
8.20 25
238. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Angel of Death by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 12 Points
In darkness of the night
I spied him in a tree
8.03 28
239. Lewis Carroll poet A Game of Fives by Lewis Carroll
Five little girls, of Five, Four, Three, Two, One:
Rolling on the hearthrug, full of tricks and fun.
6.47 22
240. Edna St. Vincent Millay poet Conscientious Objector by Edna St. Vincent Millay
I shall die, but
that is all that I shall do for Death.
5.44 11
241. Marieta Maglas poet Your Words of Love by Marieta Maglas Rookie - 566 Points
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
9.70 221
242. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.47 13
243. Ted Kooser poet After Years by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
8.20 11
244. William Stafford poet Traveling Through The Dark by William Stafford
Traveling through the dark I found a deer
dead on the edge of the Wilson River road.
8.43 14
245. 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,
7.49 9
246. Hilaire Belloc poet The Early Morning by Hilaire Belloc
The moon on the one hand, the dawn on the other:
The moon is my sister, the dawn is my brother.
6.45 21
247. ToddMichael St. Pierre poet My Dream: A Vision of Peace by ToddMichael St. Pierre Rookie
Where the mountains touch the sky,
Where poets DREAM, where eagles fly,
9.67 47
248. Edward Thomas poet Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
7.08 10
249. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Rookie - 0 Points
They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
9.62 535
250. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet A Familiar Letter by Oliver Wendell Holmes
YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
6.27 17
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