Top 500 Poems


 

# Title Poet
401. The Box
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye,
Around about the wondrous days of yore,
Lascelles Abercrombie poet by Lascelles Abercrombie
on 1/1/2000
402. Weather
Once I dipt into the future far as human eye could see,
And I saw the Chief Forecaster, dead as any one can be--
Ambrose Bierce poet by Ambrose Bierce
on 1/1/2000
403. To a Cat
Mirrors are not more silent
nor the creeping dawn more secretive;
Jorge Luis Borges poet by Jorge Luis Borges
on 1/1/2000
404. Stars
(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Joyce Kilmer poet by Joyce Kilmer
on 1/1/2000
405. The face that launch'd a thousand ships
Was this the face that launch'd a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Christopher Marlowe poet by Christopher Marlowe
on 1/1/2000
406. An old life
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
Donald Hall poet by Donald Hall
on 1/1/2000
407. Arithmetic
Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your
    head.
Carl Sandburg poet by Carl Sandburg
on 1/1/2000
408. True Love
It is true love because
I put on eyeliner and a concerto and make pungent observations about the great issues of the day
Judith Viorst poet by Judith Viorst
on 1/1/2000
409. Five Ways To Kill A Man
There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
Edwin Brock poet by Edwin Brock
on 1/1/2000
410. I Say I Say I Say
Anyone here had a go at themselves
for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists
Simon Armitage poet by Simon Armitage
on 1/1/2000
411. Who Understands Me But Me
They turn the water off, so I live without water,
they build walls higher, so I live without treetops,
Jimmy Santiago Baca poet by Jimmy Santiago Baca
on 1/1/2000
412. A bee
A bee
staggers out
Matsuo Basho poet by Matsuo Basho
on 1/1/2000
413. Under One Small Star
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
Wislawa Szymborska poet by Wislawa Szymborska
on 1/1/2000
414. The Creation
And God stepped out on space,
And he looked around and said:
James Weldon Johnson poet by James Weldon Johnson
on 1/1/2000
415. Balances
In life
one is always
Nikki Giovanni poet by Nikki Giovanni
on 1/1/2000
416. Haiku (The taste...)
The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?
Jack Kerouac poet by Jack Kerouac
on 1/1/2000
417. My Country
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
Dorothea Mackeller poet by Dorothea Mackeller
on 1/1/2000
418. The Man from Snowy River
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away,
Andrew Barton Paterson poet by Andrew Barton Paterson
on 1/1/2000
419. Celestial Music
I have a friend who still believes in heaven.
Not a stupid person, yet with all she knows, she literally talks to God.
Louise Gluck poet by Louise Gluck
on 1/1/2000
420. Tear Drops And Closed Caskets The Good Die Young.
I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
Tamara Moir poet by Tamara Moir
on 1/1/2000
421. After Auschwitz
Anger,
as black as a hook,
Anne Sexton poet by Anne Sexton
on 1/1/2000
422. school just school
School we need it
school, friends
kerri king poet by kerri king
on 1/1/2000
423. (There's a fire burning in my eyes)
Even the impossible can be done
because i believe it can
Allen Steble poet by Allen Steble
on 1/1/2000
424. Why Me?
When the hopes are hassled
And relationships are rattled
Dr Hitesh Sheth poet by Dr Hitesh Sheth
on 1/1/2000
425. Blackberry-Picking
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
Seamus Heaney poet by Seamus Heaney
on 1/1/2000
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