Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
426. Carolyn Forché poet The Colonel by Carolyn Forché
What you have heard is true. I was in his house.
His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His
6.40 15
427. Chantel Braatz poet School Is Not So Cool by Chantel Braatz Rookie
School, School, School,
A school is not so cool
7.72 11
428. 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
5.57 9
429. Octavio Paz poet As One Listens To The Rain by Octavio Paz
Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
not attentive, not distracted,
7.26 6
430. 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
8.19 5
431. emo girl poet alone by emo girl Rookie
Sitting alone.......
in my dark creepy room..........
5.15 17
432. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The taste...) by Jack Kerouac
The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?
7.21 12
433. 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 10
434. Sarojini Naidu poet Palanquin Bearers by Sarojini Naidu
Lightly, O lightly we bear her along,
She sways like a flower in the wind of our song;
7.14 4
435. Lisel Mueller poet Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
8.00 18
436. Gerard Manley Hopkins poet The Alchemist in the City by Gerard Manley Hopkins
My window shews the travelling clouds,
Leaves spent, new seasons, alter'd sky,
6.31 17
437. Francis Thompson poet The Hound of Heaven by Francis Thompson
I fled Him down the nights and down the days
I fled Him down the arches of the years
7.24 5
438. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet One Ring by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakutulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
8.74 6
439. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.17 10
440. Sappho poet He is more than a hero by Sappho
He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
5.98 3
441. 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
442. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad of Death by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
5.42 13
443. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.83 8
444. Abdul Wahab poet >>>I Want To Die by Abdul Wahab Bronze Star - 2,675 Points
Heavenly cursed and heavily sinned I
No more i like to add them, so, I want to die
8.58 95
445. Steve Turner poet Creed by Steve Turner
We believe in Marxfreudanddarwin.
We believe everything is OK
8.86 9
446. Ernest Christopher Dowson poet April Love by Ernest Christopher Dowson
We have walked in Love's land a little way,
We have learnt his lesson a little while,
6.37 14
447. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.66 7
448. 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.
6.97 11
449. Tu Fu poet Alone, Looking for Blossoms Along the River by Tu Fu
The sorrow of riverside blossoms inexplicable,
And nowhere to complain -- I've gone half crazy.
7.34 25
450. 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
7.16 5
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