Top 500 Poems


 

# Title Poet
251. Childhood
Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
David Bates poet by David Bates
on 1/1/2000
252. Alone
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
Ambrose Bierce poet by Ambrose Bierce
on 1/1/2000
253. 1914 IV: The Dead
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
Rupert Brooke poet by Rupert Brooke
on 1/1/2000
254. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
Thomas Gray poet by Thomas Gray
on 1/1/2000
255. Knocked Up

I'm lyin' on the barren ground that's baked and cracked with drought,
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 1/1/2000
256. To an Athlete Dying Young
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Alfred Edward Housman poet by Alfred Edward Housman
on 1/1/2000
257. A Life-Lesson
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
James Whitcomb Riley poet by James Whitcomb Riley
on 1/1/2000
258. 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
259. Autumn Song
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
Sarojini Naidu poet by Sarojini Naidu
on 1/1/2000
260. Chicago
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Carl Sandburg poet by Carl Sandburg
on 1/1/2000
261. Talking Turkeys!
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun
Benjamin Zephaniah poet by Benjamin Zephaniah
on 1/1/2000
262. The Moon
Time wears her not; she doth his chariot guide;
Mortality below her orb is placed.
Henry David Thoreau poet by Henry David Thoreau
on 1/1/2000
263. A Blessing
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
James Arlington Wright poet by James Arlington Wright
on 1/1/2000
264. Her Reply
IF all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
Sir Walter Raleigh poet by Sir Walter Raleigh
on 1/1/2000
265. The Unborn
Sometimes I can almost see, around our heads,
Like gnats around a streetlight in summer,
Sharon Olds poet by Sharon Olds
on 1/1/2000
266. Expect Nothing
Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
Alice Walker poet by Alice Walker
on 1/1/2000
267. Five Bells
Time that is moved by little fidget wheels
Is not my time, the flood that does not flow.
Kenneth Slessor poet by Kenneth Slessor
on 1/1/2000
268. As the Ruin Falls
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
Clive Staples Lewis poet by Clive Staples Lewis
on 1/1/2000
269. Fallen Angel
I have fallen from sky,
Fallen to the ground,
Jennifer Rondeau poet by Jennifer Rondeau
on 1/1/2000
270. I Believe
I believe that the sun shines after the rain
I believe if you don't get hurt you'll never gain
Sienna Harlequinn poet by Sienna Harlequinn
on 1/1/2000
271. ' Miss ', I Really Miss
I was stepping in to become young
I thought it is nice journey but too long
hasmukh amathalal poet by hasmukh amathalal
on 1/1/2000
272. Your Words of Love
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
Marieta Maglas poet by Marieta Maglas
on 1/1/2000
273. 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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