Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
401. 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.
7.00 12
402. Donald Hall poet Name Of Horses by Donald Hall
All winter your brute shoulders strained against collars, padding
and steerhide over the ash hames, to haul
6.43 7
403. 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
404. 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
405. 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
406. 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
407. Jonathan Swift poet A Beautiful Young Nymph Going To Bed by Jonathan Swift
Corinna, Pride of Drury-Lane,
For whom no Shepherd sighs in vain;
6.20 16
408. Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy poet We Are The Music-Makers by Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy
We are the music-makers,
And we are the dreamers of dreams,
7.70 4
409. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 5
410. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.60 3
411. Michael Shepherd poet ! A Grief Ago by Michael Shepherd Rookie
'There is no grief
which time does not lessen
5.57 33
412. Octavio Paz poet Between Going And Coming by Octavio Paz
Between going and staying
the day wavers,
7.48 6
413. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
I
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.43 21
414. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.51 7
415. Vikram Seth poet Round And Round by Vikram Seth
After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
6.43 8
416. Joyce Kilmer poet Stars by Joyce Kilmer
(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
6.76 16
417. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Rookie - 58 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.47 181
418. 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
7.25 5
419. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.16 11
420. ramesh rai poet I Searched You by ramesh rai Gold Star - 18,294 Points
I searched you in Mosque, Church,
temple, Gurudwara, and at so many places
7.54 153
421. 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
8.40 16
422. 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
423. Sarojini Naidu poet Autumn Song by Sarojini Naidu
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
6.42 3
424. 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
425. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Jenny Kissed Me by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
6.28 6
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