Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
276. Dan Brown poet Lost by Dan Brown Rookie - 62 Points
Lost in a world, that scares me to death,
Lost in a crowd, I'm losing my breath.
8.74 28
277. 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 7
278. 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
279. Gary Soto poet Saturday At The Canal by Gary Soto
I was hoping to be happy by seventeen.
School was a sharp check mark in the roll book,
7.40 7
280. Anne Sexton poet After Auschwitz by Anne Sexton
Anger,
as black as a hook,
7.13 14
281. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Be With Those Who Help Your Being by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Be with those who help your being.
Don't sit with indifferent people, whose breath
6.01 11
282. Wallace Stevens poet Sunday Morning by Wallace Stevens
1
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
8.71 14
283. Hilaire Belloc poet The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
6.74 14
284. Michael Shepherd poet Love Love Love by Michael Shepherd Rookie
Oh it's so easy to say -
'Give what you think you lack -
6.42 32
285. 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
286. Geoffrey Chaucer poet Rondel Of Merciless Beauty by Geoffrey Chaucer
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
7.01 19
287. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (Birds Singing...) by Jack Kerouac
Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.
6.34 9
288. 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,
6.84 7
289. Nikki Giovanni poet Balances by Nikki Giovanni
In life
one is always
7.98 14
290. Edgar Albert Guest poet See It Through by Edgar Albert Guest
When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
8.00 7
291. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.41 10
292. James Whitcomb Riley poet A Life-Lesson by James Whitcomb Riley
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
6.72 21
293. 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 7
294. Richard Wilbur poet Boy At The Window by Richard Wilbur
Seeing the snowman standing all alone
In dusk and cold is more than he can bear.
7.76 14
295. 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
296. Judith Viorst poet True Love by Judith Viorst
It is true love because
I put on eyeliner and a concerto and make pungent observations about the great issues of the day
8.37 18
297. David Bates poet Childhood by David Bates
Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
7.22 23
298. James Weldon Johnson poet The Creation by James Weldon Johnson
And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
9.31 8
299. Ernest Hemingway poet Advice To A Son by Ernest Hemingway
Never trust a white man,
Never kill a Jew,
6.40 23
300. Simon Armitage poet I Am Very Bothered by Simon Armitage
I am very bothered when I think
of the bad things I have done in my life.
6.98 8
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