Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Vijay Sai poet A Desperate Cry by Vijay Sai Rookie - 320 Points
God's creation
Blessed to be born in this world
8.47 185
452. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.35 4
453. Robert Herrick poet Dreams by Robert Herrick
Here we are all, by day; by night we're hurl'd
By dreams, each one into a several world.
5.83 19
454. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.40 2
455. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.17 11
456. 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 9
457. Vikram Seth poet Interpretation by Vikram Seth
Somewhere within your loving look I sense,
Without the least intention to deceive,
7.74 10
458. Mary Oliver poet A Dream Of Trees by Mary Oliver
There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
8.55 8
459. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 8,715 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.76 31
460. Sir Walter Scott poet Answer by Sir Walter Scott
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
4.94 16
461. 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
462. John McCrae poet The Hope Of My Heart by John McCrae
"Delicta juventutis et ignorantius ejus, quoesumus ne memineris, Domine."
I left, to earth, a little maiden fair,
7.48 18
463. James Joyce poet All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce
All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
7.20 7
464. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.47 11
465. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.21 12
466. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.36 12
467. William Ernest Henley poet A Love By The Sea by William Ernest Henley
Out of the starless night that covers me,
(O tribulation of the wind that rolls!)
5.73 9
468. 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;
7.67 7
469. 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
7.29 8
470. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.80 4
471. Joyce Kilmer poet Stars by Joyce Kilmer
(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
6.76 16
472. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.89 7
473. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.34 10
474. Richard Lovelace poet " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. by Richard Lovelace
"Come, pretty birds, present your lays,
And learn to chaunt a goddess praise;
5.88 12
475. Robinson Jeffers poet Hurt Hawks by Robinson Jeffers
I
The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder,
6.64 4
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