Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
376. Heather Burns poet Being With You by Heather Burns Silver Star - 9,695 Points
Being with you for just
awhile
6.82 31
377. Simon Armitage poet About His Person by Simon Armitage
Five pounds fifty in change, exactly,
a library card on its date of expiry.
7.13 4
378. Randall Jarrell poet The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell
From my mother's sleep I fell into the State,
And I hunched in its belly till my wet fur froze.
8.19 2
379. Marianne Moore poet Poetry by Marianne Moore
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
6.34 3
380. John McCrae poet The Hope Of My Heart by John McCrae
"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."
I left, to earth, a little maiden fair,
7.45 15
381. Edmund Spenser poet Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser
Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
6.15 14
382. Sulaiman Mohd Yusof poet * Send me a Love * by Sulaiman Mohd Yusof Rookie - 3 Points
The sound of running water
galvanizes the wound I endure
9.28 148
383. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
We forget that we are all dead men conversing wtih dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges
8.19 5
384. 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
385. Anne Bradstreet poet To my Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet
If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
6.62 5
386. Sarojini Naidu poet Coromandel Fishers by Sarojini Naidu
Rise, brothers, rise; the wakening skies pray to the morning light,
The wind lies asleep in the arms of the dawn like a child that has cried all nig
6.31 6
387. 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
388. Eve Merriam poet Catch a Little Rhyme by Eve Merriam
Once upon a time
I caught a little rhyme
8.45 12
389. Shel Silverstein poet Hug O'War by Shel Silverstein
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
7.17 2
390. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
I
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.43 21
391. Sara Teasdale poet Barter by Sara Teasdale
Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
7.31 5
392. Richard Lovelace poet " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. by Richard Lovelace
"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
5.88 11
393. Marge Piercy poet To Be of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.26 5
394. Tu Fu poet Alone, Looking for Blossoms Along the River by Tu Fu
The sorrow of riverside blossoms inexplicable,
And nowhere to complain -- I've gone half crazy.
7.34 25
395. Marge Piercy poet A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.87 6
396. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.66 7
397. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 6
398. David Bates poet Childhood by David Bates
Childhood, sweet and sunny childhood,
With its careless, thoughtless air,
7.19 22
399. Alden Nowlan poet The Masks of Love by Alden Nowlan
I come in from a walk
With you
6.67 7
400. Kabir poet Abode of the Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.25 10
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