Top 500 Poems
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by Wallace Stevens
Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
by Henry Lawson
The brooding ghosts of Australian night have gone from the bush and town;
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;
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
On Being Brought From Africa To America
by Phillis Wheatley
'Twas mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
Smudge Of Blood
by Nooruddeen Mathilakathveetil
Here, this smudge of blood,
Of a tender boy of eleven,
City That Does Not Sleep
by Federico García Lorca
In the sky there is nobody asleep. Nobody, nobody.
Nobody is asleep.
by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
by Carl Sandburg
Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your
by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
by Thomas Stearns Eliot
Because I do not hope to turn again
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.
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,
Down Behind The Dustbin
by Michael Rosen
Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Ted.
by Constantine P. Cavafy
When you set out for Ithaka
ask that your way be long,
Maker Of Heaven And Earth (All Things Bright And Beautiful)
by Cecil Frances Alexander
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
If You Die Before Me
by Dr. Antony Theodore
If you die before me
I would jump down into your grave
A Familiar Letter
by Oliver Wendell Holmes
YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying;
Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold?
The Sun Has Burst The Sky
by Jenny Joseph
The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
by James Whitcomb Riley
There! little girl; don't cry!
They have broken your doll, I know;
by Sir Walter Raleigh
IF all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
by Alexander Pope
See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.
by James Weldon Johnson
And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
"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."
When We Two Parted
by George Gordon Byron
When we two parted
In silence and tears,