Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Matsuo Basho poet A Bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.55 2
477. Carolyn Forché poet The Colonel by Carolyn Forché
What you have heard is true. I was in his house.
His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His
6.40 15
478. James Henry Leigh Hunt poet Jenny Kissed Me by James Henry Leigh Hunt
Jenny kissed me when we met,
Jumping from the chair she sat in;
6.21 5
479. John Masefield poet On Growing Old by John Masefield
Be with me, Beauty, for the fire is dying;
My dog and I are old, too old for roving.
7.25 9
480. 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
481. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.36 2
482. Louise Gluck poet A Fantasy by Louise Gluck
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
7.51 11
483. 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
484. Emily Jane Brontë poet Come, Walk With Me by Emily Jane Brontë
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
5.66 6
485. 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
486. Robinson Jeffers poet Hurt Hawks by Robinson Jeffers
I
The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder,
6.64 4
487. 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
488. Derek Walcott poet Midsummer, Tobago by Derek Walcott
Broad sun-stoned beaches.
White heat.
5.75 3
489. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.82 8
490. Linda Pastan poet A New Poet by Linda Pastan
Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
7.78 17
491. Richard Lovelace poet To Lucasta, Going To The Wars by Richard Lovelace
Tell me not (Sweet) I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
6.76 10
492. Tamara Moir poet Tear Drops And Closed Caskets The Good Die Young. by Tamara Moir Rookie
I went to a party, Mom,
I remembered what you said.
9.21 25
493. 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
494. 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
7.14 6
495. 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? ”
5.35 0
496. Lucille Clifton poet Poem In Praise Of Menstruation by Lucille Clifton
if there is a river
more beautiful than this
6.63 5
497. Francis Scott Key poet Defence Of Fort Mchenry (Stars And Stripes Forever) by Francis Scott Key
O! say can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming,
6.78 14
498. Galway Kinnell poet Oatmeal by Galway Kinnell
I eat oatmeal for breakfast.
I make it on the hot plate and put skimmed milk on it.
5.89 3
499. Etheridge Knight poet A Poem For Myself by Etheridge Knight
I was born in Mississippi;
I walked barefooted thru the mud.
7.50 14
500. Mahmoud Darwish poet I Come From There by Mahmoud Darwish
I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
7.42 7
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