Top 500 Poems


# Title Poet
251. Andy's Gone With Cattle

Our Andy's gone to battle now
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 1/1/2000
252. Why I Am Not A Painter
I am not a painter, I am a poet.
Why? I think I would rather be
Frank O'Hara poet by Frank O'Hara
on 1/1/2000
253. Love Is...
Love is...
Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
Adrian Henri poet by Adrian Henri
on 1/1/2000
254. Hawk Roosting
I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream
Ted Hughes poet by Ted Hughes
on 1/1/2000
255. After All

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 1/1/2000
256. An Hymn To The Morning
ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour'd nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
Phillis Wheatley poet by Phillis Wheatley
on 1/1/2000
257. Like the Touch of Rain
Like the touch of rain she was
On a man's flesh and hair and eyes
Edward Thomas poet by Edward Thomas
on 1/1/2000
258. Smudge of Blood
Here, this smudge of blood,
Of a tender boy of eleven,
Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil poet by Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil
on 1/1/2000
259. 1914 I: Peace
Now, God be thanked Who has watched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,
Rupert Brooke poet by Rupert Brooke
on 1/1/2000
260. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
They leave their homes
Unwillingly forced
Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet by Naseer Ahmed Nasir
on 1/1/2000
261. 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
262. In Memory Of My Mother
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
Patrick Kavanagh poet by Patrick Kavanagh
on 1/1/2000
263. Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing
The world is full of women
who'd tell me I should be ashamed of myself
Margaret Atwood poet by Margaret Atwood
on 1/1/2000
264. My Dream: A Vision of Peace
Where the mountains touch the sky,
Where poets DREAM, where eagles fly,
ToddMichael St. Pierre poet by ToddMichael St. Pierre
on 1/1/2000
265. A Familiar Letter
YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
Oliver Wendell Holmes poet by Oliver Wendell Holmes
on 1/1/2000
266. City That Does Not Sleep
In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
Federico García Lorca poet by Federico García Lorca
on 1/1/2000
267. Faces In The Street

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
Henry Lawson poet by Henry Lawson
on 1/1/2000
268. Ariel
Stasis in darkness.
Then the substanceless blue
Sylvia Plath poet by Sylvia Plath
on 1/1/2000
269. Everything
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
Anna Akhmatova poet by Anna Akhmatova
on 1/1/2000
270. Hold You In My Smile
Sweet moment, stay with me,
and pray do not flee so soon,
Ernestine Northover poet by Ernestine Northover
on 1/1/2000
271. Knoxville Tennessee
I always like summer
Nikki Giovanni poet by Nikki Giovanni
on 1/1/2000
272. Instants
If I could live again my life,
In the next - I'll try,
Jorge Luis Borges poet by Jorge Luis Borges
on 1/1/2000
273. >>>I Want To Die
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
Abdul Wahab poet by Abdul Wahab
on 1/1/2000
274. 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
275. Casey at the Bat
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
Ernest Lawrence Thayer poet by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
on 1/1/2000
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