Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
26. Alfred Noyes poet The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
PART ONE
I
8.99 178
27. Langston Hughes poet Mother To Son by Langston Hughes
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
8.70 77
28. Walt Whitman poet O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
8.46 113
29. Howard Simon poet ~ I Choose The Mountain~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 19,063 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.06 884
30. Charles Bukowski poet A Smile To Remember by Charles Bukowski
we had goldfish and they circled around and around
in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
7.35 69
31. Charles Bukowski poet Alone With Everybody by Charles Bukowski
the flesh covers the bone
and they put a mind
7.57 58
32. John Donne poet No Man Is An Island by John Donne
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
7.81 73
33. Emily Dickinson poet "Why Do I Love" You, Sir? by Emily Dickinson
480
"Why do I love" You, Sir?
6.47 75
34. Spike Milligan poet On The Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan
On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
8.47 60
35. Roger McGough poet The Lesson by Roger McGough
Chaos ruled OK in the classroom
as bravely the teacher walked in
7.91 98
36. William Shakespeare poet A Fairy Song by William Shakespeare
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
7.33 99
37. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Remember by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
7.58 64
38. Elizabeth Barrett Browning poet How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
7.88 55
39. John Keats poet A Thing Of Beauty (Endymion) by John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
Its lovliness increases; it will never
7.49 83
40. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Silver Star - 3,394 Points
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.67 636
41. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poet A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
7.35 70
42. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.24 46
43. Emily Dickinson poet "Faith" Is A Fine Invention by Emily Dickinson
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"Faith" is a fine invention
6.26 55
44. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
8.36 75
45. Joyce Kilmer poet Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
8.44 73
46. William Shakespeare poet Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer's Day? (Sonnet 18) by William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
8.56 72
47. Walt Whitman poet A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
7.20 55
48. Derek Walcott poet Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
8.27 57
49. Wilfred Owen poet Dulce Et Decorum Est by Wilfred Owen
Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
8.36 48
50. Elizabeth Bishop poet One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
9.27 48
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