Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
251. Henry Lawson poet Andy's Gone With Cattle by Henry Lawson

Our Andy's gone to battle now
6.17 21
252. Alfred Edward Housman poet Here Dead We Lie by Alfred Edward Housman
Here dead we lie
Because we did not choose
6.54 21
253. Robert Burns poet A Man's A Man For A' That by Robert Burns
Is there for honesty poverty
That hings his head, an' a' that;
6.56 16
254. 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;
7.67 15
255. Federico García Lorca poet Before The Dawn by Federico García Lorca
But like love
the archers
6.14 16
256. Ted Hughes poet Hawk Roosting by Ted Hughes
I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream
7.83 7
257. 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
258. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet Who Understands Me But Me by Jimmy Santiago Baca
They turn the water off, so I live without water,
they build walls higher, so I live without treetops,
9.05 13
259. Ernest Lawrence Thayer poet Casey At The Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
7.97 9
260. Matthew Arnold poet A Wish by Matthew Arnold
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
6.16 19
261. Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil poet Smudge Of Blood by Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil Rookie - 14 Points
Here, this smudge of blood,
Of a tender boy of eleven,
9.36 515
262. 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
263. Ralph Waldo Emerson poet Give All To Love by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give all to love;
Obey thy heart;
6.55 15
264. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet I Am Offering This Poem by Jimmy Santiago Baca
I am offering this poem to you,
since I have nothing else to give.
7.97 11
265. Phillis Wheatley poet On Imagination by Phillis Wheatley
THY various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck'd with pomp
5.27 18
266. Wallace Stevens poet Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens
1
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
8.71 14
267. Nikki Giovanni poet Balances by Nikki Giovanni
In life
one is always
7.98 14
268. Constantine P. Cavafy poet Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
7.36 11
269. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet Friendship by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
What's friendship? The hangover's faction,
The gratis talk of outrage,
5.50 19
270. Claude McKay poet Enslaved by Claude McKay
Oh when I think of my long-suffering race,
For weary centuries despised, oppressed,
5.86 9
271. 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
272. Hilaire Belloc poet Rebecca by Hilaire Belloc
Who Slammed Doors For Fun And Perished Miserably
A trick that everyone abhors
5.82 18
273. Rudyard Kipling poet A Code Of Morals by Rudyard Kipling
Now Jones had left his new-wed bride to keep his house in order,
And hied away to the Hurrum Hills above the Afghan border,
5.75 22
274. Edwin Muir poet The Horses by Edwin Muir
Barely a twelvemonth after
The seven days war that put the world to sleep,
7.85 25
275. Jorge Luis Borges poet Instants by Jorge Luis Borges
If I could live again my life,
In the next - I'll try,
8.51 13
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