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Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
276. 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
277. Henry Lawson poet Faces In The Street by Henry Lawson

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
7.10 16
278. Hilaire Belloc poet The Frog by Hilaire Belloc
Be kind and tender to the Frog,
And do not call him names,
6.73 12
279. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet 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?
6.27 17
280. 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 6
281. Margaret Atwood poet Helen of Troy Does Countertop Dancing by Margaret Atwood
The world is full of women
who'd tell me I should be ashamed of myself
8.32 8
282. Carl Sandburg poet Chicago by Carl Sandburg
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
7.30 7
283. James Arlington Wright poet A Blessing by James Arlington Wright
Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
7.42 9
284. 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
285. Ambrose Bierce poet Alone by Ambrose Bierce
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
5.87 19
286. Abdul Wahab poet >>>I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Freshman - 1,376 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.58 95
287. Marriott Edgar poet Albert and the Lion by Marriott Edgar
There's a famous seaside place called Blackpool,
That's noted for fresh air and fun,
6.87 7
288. Alfred Noyes poet Daddy Fell into the Pond. by Alfred Noyes
Everyone grumbled. The sky was grey.
We had nothing to do and nothing to say.
6.40 4
289. Phillis Wheatley poet One Being Brought From Africa To America by Phillis Wheatley
'TWAS mercy brought me from my Pagan land,
Taught my benighted soul to understand
6.38 23
290. Sir Walter Raleigh poet Her Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh
IF all the world and love were young,
And truth in every shepherd's tongue,
5.86 14
291. 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 18
292. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
6.25 17
293. Sylvia Plath poet Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath
I have done it again.
One year in every ten
9.42 8
294. Anne Sexton poet 45 Mercy Street by Anne Sexton
In my dream,
drilling into the marrow
6.79 9
295. Wendell Berry poet The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
9.61 5
296. Gary Soto poet A Red Palm by Gary Soto
You're in this dream of cotton plants.
You raise a hoe, swing, and the first weeds
7.25 8
297. Tu Fu poet Full Moon by Tu Fu
Above the tower -- a lone, twice-sized moon.
On the cold river passing night-filled homes,
7.30 17
298. Omar Khayyam poet The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam by Omar Khayyam
<i>Translated into English in 1859 by Edward FitzGerald</i>
I.
7.46 2
299. Patrick Kavanagh poet Inniskeen Road: July Evening by Patrick Kavanagh
The bicycles go by in twos and threes -
There's a dance in Billy Brennan's barn to-night,
6.18 4
300. 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,
6.82 5
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