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Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. 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
452. 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
453. 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
454. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Just Get Over It by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 11 Points
'Just get over it, ' they say
I wish I could find a way
8.39 9
455. Robert Pinsky poet Impossible To Tell by Robert Pinsky
to Robert Hass and in memory of Elliot Gilbert
Slow dulcimer, gavotte and bow, in autumn,
6.52 4
456. Countee Cullen poet The Wise by Countee Cullen
Dead men are wisest, for they know
How far the roots of flowers go,
7.02 5
457. 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
458. Matsuo Basho poet The old pond by Matsuo Basho
Following are several translations
of the 'Old Pond' poem, which may be
6.55 5
459. 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 4
460. Banjo Paterson poet The Man from Snowy River by Banjo Paterson
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away,
7.13 4
461. Patarica D. Nunn poet A True Mother's Love by Patarica D. Nunn
A mother's love is consistent
and patient, it will never fade.
8.33 9
462. Anne Bradstreet poet Of the Four Ages of Man by Anne Bradstreet
Lo, now four other act upon the stage,
Childhood and Youth, the Many and Old age:
5.89 12
463. Jorge Luis Borges poet To a Cat by Jorge Luis Borges
Mirrors are not more silent
nor the creeping dawn more secretive;
6.89 8
464. Allenika ... poet Alone on Sea by Allenika ... Rookie
Alone i lay on a wooden raft
Alone i stay in the dark
7.03 28
465. 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
8.74 227
466. Jenny Joseph poet The sun has burst the sky by Jenny Joseph
The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
7.67 8
467. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
468. John Milton poet Hymn on the Morning of Christ's Nativity by John Milton
IT was the Winter wilde,
While the Heav'n-born-childe,
5.60 2
469. Federico García Lorca poet Before the Dawn by Federico García Lorca
But like love
the archers
5.91 2
470. Robert Southey poet Inchcape Rock by Robert Southey
No stir in the air, no stir in the sea,
The Ship was still as she could be;
6.35 8
471. Federico García Lorca poet Ballad of the Moon by Federico García Lorca
translated by Will Kirkland
The moon came into the forge
5.70 1
472. Theodore Roethke poet In A Dark Time by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
7.71 2
473. Boris Pasternak poet Winter Night by Boris Pasternak
It snowed and snowed ,the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
6.44 5
474. Matsuo Basho poet A bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.55 2
475. 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
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