Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
276. Alexander Pope poet Ode On Solitude by Alexander Pope
Happy the man, whose wish and care
A few paternal acres bound,
6.86 12
277. 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;
6.97 19
278. Henry Lawson poet After All by Henry Lawson

The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
6.73 14
279. 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 9
280. 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
281. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Angel Of Death by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 36 Points
In darkness of the night
I spied him in a tree
8.03 32
282. 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 31
283. 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
284. Katherine Mansfield poet A Little Boy's Dream by Katherine Mansfield
To and fro, to and fro
In my little boat I go
6.74 30
285. Alfred Edward Housman poet Be Still, My Soul, Be Still by Alfred Edward Housman
Be still, my soul, be still; the arms you bear are brittle,
Earth and high heaven are fixt of old and founded strong.
6.02 17
286. Theodore Roethke poet I Knew A Woman by Theodore Roethke
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones,
When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them;
8.18 11
287. Alexander Pope poet Summer by Alexander Pope
See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
6.73 16
288. Sarojini Naidu poet Palanquin Bearers by Sarojini Naidu
Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
7.29 7
289. Omar Khayyam poet The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
<i>Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald</i>
I.
7.48 3
290. 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
291. 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 20
292. Henry Lawson poet Faces In The Street by Henry Lawson

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
7.09 16
293. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (Birds Singing...) by Jack Kerouac
Birds singing
in the dark
—Rainy dawn.
6.31 10
294. 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 7
295. William Stafford poet Ask Me by William Stafford
Some time when the river is ice ask me
mistakes I have made. Ask me whether
7.33 5
296. 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
297. 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
298. 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
299. Sara Teasdale poet There Will Come Soft Rain by Sara Teasdale
There will come soft rain and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;
8.67 13
300. Nikki Giovanni poet Balances by Nikki Giovanni
In life
one is always
7.95 12
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