Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. 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
7.14 6
452. Ernest Lawrence Thayer poet Casey At The Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer
The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,
7.88 4
453. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 8
454. Tamara Moir poet Tear Drops And Closed Caskets The Good Die Young. by Tamara Moir Rookie
I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
9.21 25
455. Shel Silverstein poet Hug O'War by Shel Silverstein
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
7.17 2
456. ANJALI SINHA poet *** Your Beautiful Eyes *** In Top 500 Poems by ANJALI SINHA Rookie - 8 Points
I remember
vividly those serene eyes,
8.14 49
457. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.50 15
458. 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,
6.40 13
459. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.51 7
460. Heather Burns poet Being With You by Heather Burns Gold Star - 10,072 Points
Being with you for just
awhile
6.97 41
461. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
5.73 6
462. John Milton Hayes poet The Green Eye Of The Little Yellow God by John Milton Hayes
There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,
There's a little marble cross below the town;
7.21 7
463. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
464. Mahmoud Darwish poet I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish
I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
7.42 7
465. 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
466. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.88 29
467. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet The Boys by Oliver Wendell Holmes
HAS there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?
If there has, take him out, without making a noise.
5.93 7
468. Edward Lear poet The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
6.48 3
469. 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
470. 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
471. 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
472. Henry Vaughan poet Friends Departed by Henry Vaughan
They are all gone into the world of light!
And I alone sit ling'ring here;
6.44 13
473. Matsuo Basho poet A Monk Sips Morning Tea by Matsuo Basho
A monk sips morning tea,
it's quiet,
5.70 3
474. Emma Lazarus poet The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
6.72 5
475. arianna loshnowsky poet Funny... But Not by arianna loshnowsky Rookie
it's funny how hello is always accompanied with goodbye
it's funny how good memories can start to make you cry
9.12 17
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