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.
6.43 7
427. Mohammad Akmal Nazir poet *A Humble Complaint* by Mohammad Akmal Nazir Rookie - 0 Points
You could have been more polite observing me,
Your harsh words have left
8.74 228
428. Jorge Luis Borges poet History of the Night by Jorge Luis Borges
Through the course of generations
men brought the night into being.
7.82 15
429. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Did I Not Say To You by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Did I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this
mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life? ”
5.34 0
430. Osoanon Nimuss poet Absolutely Nothing by Osoanon Nimuss Rookie
Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
9.71 10
431. Francis Scott Key poet Defence of Fort McHenry (Stars and Stripes Forever) by Francis Scott Key
O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
6.78 14
432. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The taste...) by Jack Kerouac
The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?
7.21 12
433. 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
434. Mandi Ducroq poet Innocence by Mandi Ducroq Rookie
Innocence stolen without my permission
Innocence gone without my submission
9.13 35
435. Wislawa Szymborska poet Under One Small Star by Wislawa Szymborska
My apologies to chance for calling it necessity.
My apologies to necessity if I'm mistaken, after all.
9.23 9
436. Matsuo Basho poet A bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.55 2
437. Mrs. Cynosure poet Sex Without Love by Mrs. Cynosure Rookie
A pleasure we do out of love for the other person
We our sharing the sexual experiment with
6.82 56
438. Amelia Opie poet Secret Love by Amelia Opie
Not one kind friendly word!
Wilt thou in chilling silence sit;
6.23 18
439. 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
440. sathya narayana poet MY DARK NIGHTS by sathya narayana Rookie - 66 Points
At the distant verge of the horizon
Slowly submerging is the weary Sun
8.99 110
441. Robinson Jeffers poet Vulture by Robinson Jeffers
I had walked since dawn and lay down to rest on a bare hillside
Above the ocean. I saw through half-shut eyelids a vulture wheeling
6.15 6
442. 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
443. Ata Khan poet Z'ma Mor (My Mother) by Ata Khan Rookie
It was a rainy day
driving back home
9.27 260
444. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Jenny Kissed Me by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
6.21 4
445. Jordan Moore poet Her... by Jordan Moore Rookie
I can never get my mind off her,
I wonder if she'd mind if i'd,
7.03 27
446. Judith Viorst poet True Love by Judith Viorst
It is true love because
I put on eyeliner and a concerto and make pungent observations about the great issues of the day
8.40 8
447. Geoffrey Chaucer poet A Ballad of Gentleness by Geoffrey Chaucer
The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
6.36 8
448. hasmukh amathalal poet All dreams not come true###(in 500) by hasmukh amathalal Gold Star - 23,705 Points
All dreams may not come true
All credits due may not accrue
9.50 160
449. Alden Nowlan poet The Masks of Love by Alden Nowlan
I come in from a walk
With you
6.67 7
450. 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
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