Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.51 7
427. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Rookie - 320 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.47 185
428. Katharine Lee Bates poet America The Beautiful by Katharine Lee Bates
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
5.88 16
429. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
6.09 12
430. Vernon Scannell poet Nettles by Vernon Scannell
My son aged three fell in the nettle bed.
'Bed' seemed a curious name for those green spears,
6.00 17
431. 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
8.41 17
432. Muriel Stuart poet In The Orchard by Muriel Stuart
'I thought you loved me.' 'No, it was only fun.'
'When we stood there, closer than all?' 'Well, the harvest moon
6.90 14
433. 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 5
434. Felicia Dorothea Hemans poet Casabianca by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
The boy stood on the burning deck
Whence all but he had fled;
6.24 11
435. Robert Graves poet Call It A Good Marriage by Robert Graves
Call it a good marriage -
For no one ever questioned
6.23 5
436. Siegfried Sassoon poet Attack by Siegfried Sassoon
AT dawn the ridge emerges massed and dun
In the wild purple of the glow'ring sun,
5.67 4
437. Sir Walter Scott poet Answer by Sir Walter Scott
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
4.94 16
438. David Harris poet Just Beyond The Sunset by David Harris Silver Star - 3,715 Points
Just beyond the sunset
Someone waits for me
8.89 43
439. Anna Akhmatova poet Requiem by Anna Akhmatova
Not under foreign skies
Nor under foreign wings protected -
6.30 5
440. AISWARYA T ANISH poet The Great Valuable Gift On Christmas Day by AISWARYA T ANISH Rookie - 29 Points
“Wow! It’s Christmas, happiness coming
Now for the gift welcoming loving
8.38 226
441. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Why I Love You by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 36 Points
You give to me hope
And help me to cope
7.39 21
442. 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
443. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.36 12
444. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet Sun And Shadow by Oliver Wendell Holmes
As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
6.18 15
445. 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
446. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 6
447. Sir Thomas Wyatt poet Is It Possible by Sir Thomas Wyatt
Is it possible
That so high debate,
6.81 20
448. 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
449. Richard Lovelace poet " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. by Richard Lovelace
"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
5.88 12
450. James Joyce poet All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce
All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
7.20 7
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