Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
251. Ted Hughes poet Wind by Ted Hughes
This house has been far out at sea all night,
The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
7.72 10
252. Anne Sexton poet 45 Mercy Street by Anne Sexton
In my dream,
drilling into the marrow
6.88 9
253. Hilaire Belloc poet Rebecca by Hilaire Belloc
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
5.82 18
254. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
5.81 20
255. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.36 10
256. 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,
7.41 7
257. 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.
8.39 14
258. Michael Shepherd poet Love Love Love by Michael Shepherd Rookie
Oh it's so easy to say -
'Give what you think you lack -
6.43 30
259. 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
8.38 12
260. Phillis Wheatley poet An Hymn To The Morning by Phillis Wheatley
ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
6.10 18
261. Marieta Maglas poet Your Words of Love by Marieta Maglas Rookie - 971 Points
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
9.69 223
262. Fabrizio Frosini poet Nocturnal Snowing by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 8,612 Points
«Let this fluffy snow fall upon our
Dreams and make them shine! »
9.82 40
263. Ernestine Northover poet Anywhere You Choose by Ernestine Northover Rookie - 200 Points
With this heart I'll meet you,
With this heart I'll greet you,
7.46 20
264. Phillis Wheatley poet One Being Brought From Africa To America by Phillis Wheatley
'TWAS mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
6.38 23
265. Henry Lawson poet Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
6.14 21
266. 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
267. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet The World Is a Beautiful Place by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
8.38 3
268. 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 10
269. 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
270. Edward Thomas poet Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
7.05 10
271. Alfred Noyes poet Daddy Fell into the Pond. by Alfred Noyes
Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
6.39 4
272. 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
273. Sienna Harlequinn poet I Believe by Sienna Harlequinn Rookie
I believe that the sun shines after the rain
I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain
8.85 34
274. Wendell Berry poet The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
9.61 5
275. James Whitcomb Riley poet A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
6.72 19
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