Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. 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
402. 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
403. Lisel Mueller poet Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
8.00 18
404. Siegfried Sassoon poet Aftermath by Siegfried Sassoon
Have you forgotten yet?...
For the world's events have rumbled on since those gagged days,
6.65 2
405. 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 27
406. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet The Windhover by Gerard Manley Hopkins
To Christ our Lord
I CAUGHT this morning morning’s minion, king-
6.72 7
407. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
7.73 4
408. Marge Piercy poet A Work of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.87 6
409. ANJALI SINHA poet *** YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES *** in top 500 poems by ANJALI SINHA Rookie - 8 Points
I remember
vividly those serene eyes,
8.14 48
410. 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
411. Sarojini Naidu poet Autumn Song by Sarojini Naidu
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
6.38 3
412. William Cullen Bryant poet Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
6.85 5
413. 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
414. ramesh rai poet I Searched You by ramesh rai Gold Star - 11,654 Points
I searched you in Mosque, Church,
temple, Gurudwara, and at so many places
7.50 145
415. Tu Fu poet Day's End by Tu Fu
Oxen and sheep were brought back down
Long ago, and bramble gates closed. Over
6.99 19
416. Francis Thompson poet The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
7.24 5
417. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.36 2
418. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.17 10
419. Francis Scott Key poet Defence of Fort McHenry (Stars and Stripes Forever) by Francis Scott Key
O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
6.78 14
420. Octavio Paz poet Between Going and Coming by Octavio Paz
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
7.48 6
421. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.58 3
422. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.43 7
423. Kumar Vishwas poet Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache by Kumar Vishwas
7.42 10
424. David Berman poet Self-Portrait At 28 by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
9.37 6
425. Ernest Lawrence Thayer poet Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
7.88 4
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