Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
251. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet I Sit And Think by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
I sit beside the fire and think
of all that I have seen,
8.45 9
252. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet "It Might Have Been" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
We will be what we could be. Do not say,
"It might have been, had not this, or that, or this."
5.77 7
253. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.55 15
254. 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
255. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.36 11
256. 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.
6.43 8
257. Emily Jane Brontë poet I Am The Only Being Whose Doom by Emily Jane Brontë
I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
6.55 18
258. Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil poet Smudge Of Blood by Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil Rookie - 8 Points
Here, this smudge of blood,
Of a tender boy of eleven,
9.36 515
259. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
6.60 6
260. 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
261. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet A Moment Of Happiness by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
A moment of happiness,
you and I sitting on the verandah,
5.88 8
262. Allen Ginsberg poet Father Death Blues by Allen Ginsberg
Hey Father Death, I'm flying home
Hey poor man, you're all alone
7.10 8
263. Henry Lawson poet After All by Henry Lawson

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
6.73 14
264. Anne Sexton poet After Auschwitz by Anne Sexton
as black as a hook,
7.05 14
265. Sara Teasdale poet Alone by Sara Teasdale
I am alone, in spite of love,
In spite of all I take and give—
6.74 11
266. Alfred Edward Housman poet To An Athlete Dying Young by Alfred Edward Housman
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
7.64 14
267. T. S. Eliot poet The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot
S'io credesse che mia risposta fosse
A persona che mai tornasse al mondo,
9.33 18
268. Hilaire Belloc poet The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
6.74 14
269. Rainer Maria Rilke poet Again And Again by Rainer Maria Rilke
Again and again, however we know the landscape of love
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
6.19 5
270. Omar Khayyam poet The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
<i>Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald</i>
7.54 5
271. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet Heaven-Haven by Gerard Manley Hopkins
I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
5.81 21
272. 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,
7.32 11
273. 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
274. Carl Sandburg poet Chicago by Carl Sandburg
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
7.33 9
275. Alexander Pope poet Summer by Alexander Pope
See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
6.73 16
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