Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.36 14
402. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 5
403. Robert Southey poet Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
6.43 13
404. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
6.03 16
405. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 6
406. Wallace Stevens poet Disillusionment Of Ten O'Clock by Wallace Stevens
The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns.
6.47 7
407. Sathya Narayana poet My Dark Nights by Sathya Narayana Gold Star - 4,694 Points
At the distant verge of the horizon
slowly submerging is the weary Sun
9.00 113
408. Leonard Cohen poet Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
7.32 9
409. Archibald MacLeish poet Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
7.07 8
410. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 6
411. 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 20
412. George Gordon Byron poet There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods by George Gordon Byron
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is a rapture on the lonely shore,
6.79 13
413. Derek Walcott poet A City's Death By Fire by Derek Walcott
After that hot gospeller has levelled all but the churched sky,
I wrote the tale by tallow of a city's death by fire;
7.14 7
414. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.66 18
415. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.70 10
416. Kim Addonizio poet What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio
I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
8.31 12
417. Sir Walter Raleigh poet The Conclusion by Sir Walter Raleigh
EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
6.30 17
418. Theodore Roethke poet In A Dark Time by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
7.58 4
419. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.58 13
420. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Constantly risking absurdity
and death
7.74 6
421. 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.
7.06 14
422. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Low Yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.50 7
423. 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,
6.23 4
424. Ambrose Bierce poet Alone by Ambrose Bierce
In contact, lo! the flint and steel,
By sharp and flame, the thought reveal
5.87 20
425. Allan Ahlberg poet The Supply Teacher by Allan Ahlberg
Here's the rule for what to do
If ever your teacher has the flu
8.18 6
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