Top 500 Poems
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The New Colossus
by Emma Lazarus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Self-Portrait At 28
by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache
by Kumar Vishwas
Some Like Poetry
by Wislawa Szymborska
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
What Were They Like?
by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
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,
Monet Refuses The Operation
by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
Like an Animal
by Jimmy Santiago Baca
Behind the smooth texture
Of my eyes, way inside me,
The Kiss I Miss
by David Keig
That kiss, that kiss
That childlike kiss
by Sharon Olds
Then dirt scared me, because of the dirt
he had put on her face. And her training bra
by Daniel Chapman
What is love, Love can't see you but you can't see it
Love is a sneaky thing I guess sort of slick
by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
by Anna Akhmatova
Everything’s looted, betrayed and traded,
black death’s wing’s overhead.
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? ”
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
He is more than a hero
He is more than a hero
he is a god in my eyes--
by Oliver Wendell Holmes
HAS there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?
If there has, take him out, without making a noise.
A Song Of Eternity In Time
by Sidney Lanier
Once, at night, in the manor wood
My Love and I long silent stood,
by Sheikh Hina Yasmeen
I am so in love
In love with Joy
by Boris Pasternak
It snowed and snowed ,the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
"A little while, a little while..."
by Emily Jane Brontë
A little while, a little while,
The weary task is put away,
A Little While
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
In A Dark Time
by Theodore Roethke
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
by Osoanon Nimuss
Once on a yellow piece of paper with green lines
he wrote a poem
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