Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Edward Lear poet There Was An Old Man In A Tree by Edward Lear
There was an Old Man in a tree,
Who was horribly bored by a bee.
6.19 9
452. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Autumn Song by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
6.29 18
453. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 2
454. Joseph Brodsky poet A Song by Joseph Brodsky
I wish you were here, dear,
I wish you were here.
7.98 13
455. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.70 10
456. Donald Hall poet Affirmation by Donald Hall
To grow old is to lose everything.
Aging, everybody knows it.
6.49 6
457. Joyce Kilmer poet The House With Nobody In It by Joyce Kilmer
Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track
I go by a poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black.
7.72 18
458. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.66 18
459. Nizar Qabbani poet In The Summer by Nizar Qabbani
In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
6.68 3
460. Stephen Crane poet A Man Said To The Universe: by Stephen Crane
A man said to the universe:
"Sir I exist!"
5.86 6
461. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.34 11
462. Boris Pasternak poet Winter Night by Boris Pasternak
It snowed and snowed ,the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
6.67 8
463. Sharon Olds poet May 1968 by Sharon Olds
When the Dean said we could not cross campus
until the students gave up the buildings,
6.54 4
464. Robert Graves poet Call It A Good Marriage by Robert Graves
Call it a good marriage -
For no one ever questioned
6.23 5
465. 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
466. Brian Patten poet When You Wake Tomorrow by Brian Patten
I will give you a poem when you wake tomorrow.
It will be a peaceful poem.
8.52 6
467. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.89 7
468. Lucille Clifton poet I Am Accused Of Tending To The Past by Lucille Clifton
i am accused of tending to the past
as if i made it,
8.25 5
469. Joseph Addison poet Ode by Joseph Addison
The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,
6.60 24
470. Vikram Seth poet Round And Round by Vikram Seth
After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
6.47 9
471. AISWARYA T ANISH poet The Great Valuable Gift On Christmas Day by AISWARYA T ANISH Rookie - 32 Points
“Wow! It’s Christmas, happiness coming
Now for the gift welcoming loving
8.38 225
472. Robert Herrick poet To The Virgins, Make Much Of Time by Robert Herrick
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
7.69 7
473. 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
9.39 9
474. Sidney Lanier poet A Song Of Eternity In Time by Sidney Lanier
Once, at night, in the manor wood
My Love and I long silent stood,
6.46 12
475. Edmund Spenser poet Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser
Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
6.23 16
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