Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 8
452. 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
8.16 4
453. Marge Piercy poet To Be Of Use by Marge Piercy
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
6.26 4
454. 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 4
455. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
456. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.86 29
457. ANJALI SINHA poet *** Your Beautiful Eyes *** In Top 500 Poems by ANJALI SINHA Rookie - 13 Points
I remember
vividly those serene eyes,
8.14 51
458. Linda Pastan poet A New Poet by Linda Pastan
Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
7.78 18
459. 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
460. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Rookie - 282 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
7.86 22
461. 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,
6.38 14
462. Mary Havran poet Before The Dawn by Mary Havran Rookie
Before dawn wind rushes
driving night’s chill westward
9.46 23
463. 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
464. Sonia Sanchez poet Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez
nothing will keep
us young you know
7.06 5
465. Christina Walsh poet A Woman To Her Lover by Christina Walsh
Do you come to me to bend me to your will
as conqueror to the vanquished
6.78 5
466. 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.
7.00 12
467. 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 5
468. Letitia Elizabeth Landon poet Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile;
7.21 22
469. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Low Yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.50 6
470. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.32 10
471. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.83 7
472. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.51 7
473. Kalidasa poet Look To This Day by Kalidasa
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
6.54 10
474. Adrian Henri poet Without You by Adrian Henri
Without you every morning would feel like going back to work after a holiday,
Without you I couldn't stand the smell of the East Lancs Road,
7.58 10
475. Hebert Logerie poet It Is Your Smile… by Hebert Logerie Gold Star - 5,391 Points
Woman, let me demystify you,
So I can see why I love you
9.29 92
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