Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Rookie - 55 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
8.02 19
427. Letitia Elizabeth Landon poet Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile;
7.22 21
428. David Berman poet Self-Portrait At 28 by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
9.37 8
429. Sarojini Naidu poet Autumn Song by Sarojini Naidu
Like a joy on the heart of a sorrow,
   The sunset hangs on a cloud;
6.38 3
430. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.43 7
431. Matsuo Basho poet A Snowy Morning by Matsuo Basho
A snowy morning--
by myself,
5.34 2
432. Donald Hall poet An Old Life by Donald Hall
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
6.14 6
433. 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
434. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
435. Jeffrey McDaniel poet The Quiet World by Jeffrey McDaniel Rookie
In an effort to get people to look
into each other's eyes more,
9.12 10
436. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.88 29
437. Mirza Ghalib poet It Is Not Love It Is Madness by Mirza Ghalib
(You say) It is not love, it is madness
My madness may be the cause of your fame
5.60 9
438. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.36 2
439. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Broken Music by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The mother will not turn, who thinks she hears
Her nursling's speech first grow articulate;
5.68 16
440. 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
8.79 15
441. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 6
442. Vineet Bansal poet What Is Hope................. by Vineet Bansal Rookie
What hope means
Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
9.14 28
443. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.50 14
444. Abdul Wahab poet >≫≫I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Silver Star - 3,555 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.58 97
445. 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,
7.21 6
446. Muriel Stuart poet The Seed-Shop by Muriel Stuart
Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
7.48 25
447. Shel Silverstein poet A Boy Named Sue by Shel Silverstein
Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
6.34 5
448. Edwin Brock poet Five Ways To Kill A Man by Edwin Brock
There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
6.94 18
449. 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 13
450. Brian Patten poet Simple Lyric by Brian Patten
When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
7.34 5
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