Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
376. ramesh rai poet I Searched You by ramesh rai Gold Star - 12,234 Points
I searched you in Mosque, Church,
temple, Gurudwara, and at so many places
7.50 145
377. Archibald MacLeish poet Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
7.03 5
378. Vineet Bansal poet What is hope................. by Vineet Bansal Rookie
What hope means
Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
9.14 28
379. Octavio Paz poet As One Listens To The Rain by Octavio Paz
Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
not attentive, not distracted,
7.26 6
380. Countee Cullen poet The Wise by Countee Cullen
Dead men are wisest, for they know
How far the roots of flowers go,
7.02 6
381. Muriel Stuart poet In the Orchard by Muriel Stuart
'I thought you loved me.' 'No, it was only fun.'
'When we stood there, closer than all?' 'Well, the harvest moon
6.90 13
382. Arthur Rimbaud poet Novel by Arthur Rimbaud
I.
No one's serious at seventeen.
7.39 7
383. Allan Ahlberg poet Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg
Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
8.32 2
384. Robert Herrick poet Dreams by Robert Herrick
Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.
5.81 19
385. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.88 29
386. 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 3
387. Louise Gluck poet Celestial Music by Louise Gluck
I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God.
6.97 11
388. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet Sun and Shadow by Oliver Wendell Holmes
As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
6.18 15
389. 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
5.78 3
390. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
7.74 4
391. Marianne Moore poet Poetry by Marianne Moore
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
6.34 3
392. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.58 3
393. Marge Piercy poet A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.87 6
394. Marge Piercy poet To Be of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.26 5
395. 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
396. Sir Henry Newbolt poet Vitaï Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt
There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night --
Ten to make and the match to win --
7.45 5
397. Charles Baudelaire poet Anywhere Out of the World by Charles Baudelaire
This life is a hospital where every patient is possessed with the desire to change beds; one man would like to
suffer in front of the stove, and ano
5.82 3
398. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.75 3
399. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Rookie - 47 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
8.02 19
400. James Fenton poet In Paris With You by James Fenton Rookie
Don't talk to me of love. I've had an earful
And I get tearful when I've downed a drink or two.
8.36 8
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