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Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
251. Hilaire Belloc poet The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
6.74 13
252. Sara Teasdale poet Alone by Sara Teasdale
I am alone, in spite of love,
In spite of all I take and give—
6.73 9
253. Edward Thomas poet Adlestrop by Edward Thomas
Yes, I remember Adlestrop --
The name, because one afternoon
7.06 10
254. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.40 9
255. Ted Kooser poet A Birthday Poem by Ted Kooser
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
6.48 12
256. Patrick Kavanagh poet In Memory Of My Mother by Patrick Kavanagh
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
6.51 6
257. 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
258. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Angel of Death by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 11 Points
In darkness of the night
I spied him in a tree
8.03 28
259. Ted Kooser poet After Years by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
8.20 11
260. Cecil Frances Alexander poet Maker of Heaven and Earth (All Things Bright and Beautiful) by Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
7.29 10
261. Benjamin Zephaniah poet Dis poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah
Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops
De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots
7.28 14
262. Frank O'Hara poet Why I Am Not A Painter by Frank O'Hara
I am not a painter, I am a poet.
Why? I think I would rather be
7.20 11
263. Federico García Lorca poet City That Does Not Sleep by Federico García Lorca
In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
6.63 6
264. Henry Lawson poet After All by Henry Lawson

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
6.73 14
265. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 IV: The Dead by Rupert Brooke
These hearts were woven of human joys and cares,
Washed marvellously with sorrow, swift to mirth.
6.64 10
266. Ernestine Northover poet Anywhere You Choose by Ernestine Northover Rookie - 110 Points
With this heart I'll meet you,
With this heart I'll greet you,
7.45 19
267. 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
268. Allen Steble poet (There's a fire burning in my eyes) by Allen Steble Rookie - 0 Points
Even the impossible can be done
because i believe it can
8.15 135
269. Tu Fu poet Full Moon by Tu Fu
Above the tower -- a lone, twice-sized moon.
On the cold river passing night-filled homes,
7.28 17
270. Dan Brown poet Lost by Dan Brown Rookie
Lost in a world, that scares me to death,
Lost in a crowd, I'm losing my breath.
8.78 24
271. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 I: Peace by Rupert Brooke
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
6.30 11
272. Margaret Atwood poet Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing by Margaret Atwood
The world is full of women
who'd tell me I should be ashamed of myself
8.35 8
273. Henry Lawson poet Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
6.14 21
274. Tony Harrison poet Long Distance II by Tony Harrison
Though my mother was already two years dead
Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas,
6.79 5
275. Brian Patten poet And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be by Brian Patten
You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost,
8.94 15
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