Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. 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
402. 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
403. 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
404. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
6.59 1
405. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.83 8
406. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.88 29
407. Brian Patten poet Simple lyric by Brian Patten
When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
7.34 5
408. Kabir poet Abode of the Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.25 10
409. ramesh rai poet I Searched You by ramesh rai Gold Star - 12,206 Points
I searched you in Mosque, Church,
temple, Gurudwara, and at so many places
7.50 145
410. Marianne Moore poet Poetry by Marianne Moore
I, too, dislike it: there are things that are important beyond all
this fiddle.
6.34 3
411. Marge Piercy poet To Be of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.26 5
412. Emily Jane Brontë poet "A little while, a little while..." by Emily Jane Brontë
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
5.41 8
413. Matsuo Basho poet A snowy morning by Matsuo Basho
A snowy morning--
by myself,
5.34 2
414. 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
415. David Keig poet The Kiss I Miss by David Keig Rookie - 13 Points
That kiss, that kiss
That childlike kiss
7.11 11
416. George Gordon Byron poet When We Two Parted by George Gordon Byron
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
7.14 4
417. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet The Alchemist in the City by Gerard Manley Hopkins
My window shews the travelling clouds,
Leaves spent, new seasons, alter'd sky,
6.31 17
418. Edward Lear poet How pleasant to know Mr. Lear by Edward Lear
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
5.90 3
419. Edward Estlin Cummings poet i carry your heart with me by Edward Estlin Cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
8.62 8
420. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.43 7
421. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
8.13 2
422. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The low yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.49 6
423. Alison Cassidy poet Wild Geese by Mary Oliver by Alison Cassidy Rookie
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
8.79 15
424. 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
425. 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,
7.48 16
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