Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. Archibald MacLeish poet Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish
A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
7.03 4
402. 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;
6.57 1
403. 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
404. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
405. Sheikh Hina Yasmeen poet Love by Sheikh Hina Yasmeen Rookie
I am so in love
In love with Joy
4.90 26
406. Candice George poet Beautiful by Candice George Rookie
I am beautiful
Not only because of the curve of my hips
8.41 29
407. Henry Lawson poet Faces In The Street by Henry Lawson

They lie, the men who tell us in a loud decisive tone
7.09 16
408. Chantel Braatz poet School Is Not So Cool by Chantel Braatz Rookie
School, School, School,
A school is not so cool
7.72 11
409. Henry Reed poet Naming of Parts by Henry Reed
Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday,
We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning,
7.90 9
410. Seamus Heaney poet Blackberry-Picking by Seamus Heaney Rookie
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
7.31 9
411. Mandi Ducroq poet Innocence by Mandi Ducroq Rookie
Innocence stolen without my permission
Innocence gone without my submission
9.13 35
412. 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
413. James Joyce poet All Day I Hear the Noise of Waters by James Joyce
All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
7.18 5
414. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.40 8
415. 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
416. Wislawa Szymborska poet Under One Small Star by Wislawa Szymborska
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
9.23 9
417. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Rookie - 902 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
9.29 31
418. Michael Rosen poet Down Behind the Dustbin by Michael Rosen
Down behind the dustbin
I met a dog called Ted.
6.49 3
419. 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
420. Richard Lovelace poet To Lucasta, Going To The Wars by Richard Lovelace
Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
6.76 9
421. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.73 7
422. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.47 10
423. kalista mccart poet Sorry, I’m So Sorry by kalista mccart Rookie
Sorry for making you mad
Sorry for everything I said
6.44 25
424. Anne Bradstreet poet In Reference to her Children by Anne Bradstreet
I had eight birds hatched in one nest,
Four cocks there were, and hens the rest.
6.15 9
425. 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 6
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