Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
451. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.81 2
452. 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
453. Robert Lowell poet The Old Flame by Robert Lowell
My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
5.74 5
454. Chantel Braatz poet School Is Not So Cool by Chantel Braatz Rookie
School, School, School,
A school is not so cool
7.72 11
455. Lascelles Abercrombie poet The Box by Lascelles Abercrombie
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-A-Bye,
Around about the wondrous days of yore,
7.96 8
456. Joseph Brodsky poet A Song by Joseph Brodsky
I wish you were here, dear, I wish you were here.
I wish you sat on the sofa
7.95 6
457. Dr Hitesh Sheth poet Why Me? by Dr Hitesh Sheth Rookie - 3 Points
When the hopes are hassled
And relationships are rattled
9.27 114
458. Robert Hayden poet The Whipping by Robert Hayden
The old woman across the way
     is whipping the boy again
6.78 6
459. Vineet Bansal poet What Is Hope................. by Vineet Bansal Rookie
What hope means
Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
9.14 28
460. Leonard Cohen poet Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
7.16 5
461. Lisel Mueller poet Monet Refuses The Operation by Lisel Mueller
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
8.03 19
462. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The Low Yellow...) by Jack Kerouac
The low yellow
moon above the
6.49 6
463. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
I
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.43 21
464. Thomas Campbell poet Lord Ullin's Daughter by Thomas Campbell
A chieftain, to the Highlands bound,
Cries, ``Boatman, do not tarry!
6.70 9
465. 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
466. Mrs. Cynosure poet Sex Without Love by Mrs. Cynosure Rookie
A pleasure we do out of love for the other person
We our sharing the sexual experiment with
6.84 57
467. Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet Broken Music by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
The mother will not turn, who thinks she hears
Her nursling's speech first grow articulate;
5.68 16
468. Adrienne Rich poet Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich
Aunt Jennifer's tigers prance across a screen,
Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.
8.00 9
469. ANJALI SINHA poet *** Your Beautiful Eyes *** In Top 500 Poems by ANJALI SINHA Rookie - 8 Points
I remember
vividly those serene eyes,
8.14 49
470. 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.
8.50 4
471. Seamus Heaney poet Digging by Seamus Heaney Rookie
Between my finger and my thumb
The squat pen rests; snug as a gun.
7.42 5
472. 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
473. 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
474. Muriel Stuart poet The Seed-Shop by Muriel Stuart
Here in a quiet and dusty room they lie,
Faded as crumbled stone or shifting sand,
7.48 25
475. Federico García Lorca poet Before The Dawn by Federico García Lorca
But like love
the archers
5.91 2
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