Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. Marge Piercy poet A Work Of Artifice by Marge Piercy
The bonsai tree
in the attractive pot
6.92 7
427. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.21 14
428. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Because I Cannot Sleep by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Because I cannot sleep
I make music at night.
6.06 12
429. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 6
430. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Blood by Naomi Shihab Nye
"A true Arab knows how to catch a fly in his hands,"
my father would say. And he'd prove it,
7.49 9
431. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.86 4
432. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
We forget that we are all dead men conversing wtih dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges
8.14 6
433. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Why I Love You (Love Love Love Love Love Love Love) by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 137 Points
You give to me hope
And help me to cope
7.39 23
434. Nizar Qabbani poet Language by Nizar Qabbani
When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
6.25 8
435. William Cullen Bryant poet Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant
To him who in the love of nature holds
Communion with her visible forms, she speaks
6.89 5
436. 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
437. Sappho poet He Is More Than A Hero by Sappho
He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
6.05 4
438. 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
439. 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
440. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Freshman - 998 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.45 190
441. Robert Lowell poet "To Speak Of Woe That Is In Marriage&Quot; by Robert Lowell
"The hot night makes us keep our bedroom windows open.
Our magnolia blossoms.Life begins to happen.
6.89 9
442. 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
443. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 12,307 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.78 42
444. 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
6.49 7
445. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 5
446. Joseph Brodsky poet A Song by Joseph Brodsky
I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
7.98 13
447. Robert Graves poet A Dead Boche by Robert Graves
To you who’d read my songs of War
And only hear of blood and fame,
5.43 8
448. Thomas Moore poet Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Thomas Moore
Believe me, if all those endearing young charms,
Which I gaze on so fondly to-day,
6.81 13
449. Sharon Olds poet 1954 by Sharon Olds
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt
he had put on her face. And her training bra
7.34 8
450. Gabriela Mistral poet To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral
Never, never again?
Not on nights filled with quivering stars,
7.06 13
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