Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. 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
452. 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
9.37 6
453. Kumar Vishwas poet Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache by Kumar Vishwas
7.42 10
454. Wislawa Szymborska poet Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
7.17 10
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. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Blood by Naomi Shihab Nye
"A true Arab knows how to catch a fly in his hands,"
my father would say. And he'd prove it,
7.21 6
457. Lisel Mueller poet Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
8.00 18
458. Jimmy Santiago Baca poet Like an Animal by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
7.02 5
459. David Keig poet The Kiss I Miss by David Keig Rookie - 13 Points
That kiss, that kiss
That childlike kiss
7.11 11
460. 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
7.06 6
461. Daniel Chapman poet LOVE IS by Daniel Chapman Rookie
What is love, Love can't see you but you can't see it
Love is a sneaky thing I guess sort of slick
7.77 29
462. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.47 10
463. Anna Akhmatova poet Everything by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
6.43 7
464. Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi poet Did I Not Say To You by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi
Did I not say to you, “Go not there, for I am your friend; in this
mirage of annihilation I am the fountain of life? ”
5.34 0
465. Mirza Ghalib poet It is not Love it is Madness by Mirza Ghalib
(You say) It is not love, it is madness
My madness may be the cause of your fame
5.57 9
466. Sappho poet He is more than a hero by Sappho
He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
5.98 3
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. 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
469. Sheikh Hina Yasmeen poet Love by Sheikh Hina Yasmeen Rookie
I am so in love
In love with Joy
4.90 26
470. Boris Pasternak poet Winter Night by Boris Pasternak
It snowed and snowed ,the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
6.57 6
471. Emily Jane Brontë poet "A little while, a little while..." by Emily Jane Brontë
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
5.41 8
472. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet A Little While by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
5.87 10
473. 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
474. 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
475. 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
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