Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Kabir poet Abode Of The Beloved by Kabir
Oh Companion That Abode Is Unmatched,
Where My Complete Beloved Is.
6.28 10
452. Philip Larkin poet Aubade by Philip Larkin
I work all day, and get half-drunk at night.
Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.
5.83 7
453. James Joyce poet All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce
All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
7.18 6
454. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
8.13 2
455. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 8
456. 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 11
457. 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 4
458. 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
459. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.88 29
460. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Low Yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.49 6
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. Dorothea Mackeller poet My Country by Dorothea Mackeller
The love of field and coppice
Of green and shaded lanes,
6.61 4
463. 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,
6.37 14
464. 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;
7.63 7
465. Claude McKay poet A Red Flower by Claude McKay
Your lips are like a southern lily red,
Wet with the soft rain-kisses of the night,
6.08 2
466. 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
467. Shel Silverstein poet Hug O'War by Shel Silverstein
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
7.17 2
468. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
469. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.28 5
470. Sidney Lanier poet The Wedding by Sidney Lanier
O marriage-bells, your clamor tells
Two weddings in one breath.
6.19 18
471. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.40 11
472. Sylvia Chidi poet Beautiful! by Sylvia Chidi Rookie - 151 Points
Honesty is beautiful
Kindness is beautiful
7.86 20
473. Thomas Nashe poet Spring, The Sweet Spring by Thomas Nashe
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
5.45 13
474. 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
8.19 5
475. Letitia Elizabeth Landon poet Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile;
7.22 22
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