Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
226. John Newton poet Amazing Grace by John Newton
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound!)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
7.44 20
227. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet I Am Offering This Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca
I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
8.10 21
228. Gary Soto poet Saturday At The Canal by Gary Soto
I was hoping to be happy by seventeen.
School was a sharp check mark in the roll book,
7.40 8
229. Allen Ginsberg poet Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg
Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
Hey poor man, you're all alone
7.13 9
230. 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.
5.47 11
231. Matthew Arnold poet A Wish by Matthew Arnold
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
6.23 27
232. Henry David Thoreau poet Indeed, Indeed I Cannot Tell by Henry David Thoreau
Indeed indeed, I cannot tell,
Though I ponder on it well,
7.16 23
233. Margaret Atwood poet You Fit Into Me by Margaret Atwood
You fit into me
like a hook into an eye
8.21 6
234. Anne Sexton poet After Auschwitz by Anne Sexton
Anger,
as black as a hook,
7.13 15
235. Rainer Maria Rilke poet The Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke
His vision, from the constantly passing bars,
has grown so weary that it cannot hold
6.84 13
236. Marieta Maglas poet Your Words Of Love by Marieta Maglas Gold Star - 5,803 Points
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
9.65 235
237. Edward Thomas poet Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
7.04 16
238. Alexander Pope poet Ode On Solitude by Alexander Pope
Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
6.92 26
239. Wallace Stevens poet The Emperor Of Ice-Cream by Wallace Stevens
Call the roller of big cigars,
The muscular one, and bid him whip
8.57 16
240. Dan Brown poet Lost by Dan Brown Rookie - 62 Points
Lost in a world, that scares me to death,
Lost in a crowd, I'm losing my breath.
8.78 30
241. Carl Sandburg poet Chicago by Carl Sandburg
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
7.34 11
242. Sara Teasdale poet Alone by Sara Teasdale
I am alone, in spite of love,
In spite of all I take and give—
6.74 13
243. Muzahidul Reza poet Mediterranean Girl by Muzahidul Reza Gold Star - 41,760 Points
Indoor by technology, outdoor by speedy transport
I travel the world
9.28 715
244. Robert Hayden poet Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden
Sundays too my father got up early
And put his clothes on in the blueback cold,
8.06 21
245. James Whitcomb Riley poet A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
6.76 24
246. Ronberge (anno primo) poet Ah Love by Ronberge (anno primo) Rookie
What is it with Love
That makes me
7.22 50
247. Alfred Edward Housman poet Here Dead We Lie by Alfred Edward Housman
Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
6.54 21
248. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.55 15
249. Sharon Olds poet The Unborn by Sharon Olds
Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
7.61 29
250. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.46 20
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