Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. John Greenleaf Whittier poet In School-Days by John Greenleaf Whittier
Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
6.48 9
477. Edward Lear poet The Owl And The Pussy-Cat by Edward Lear
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
6.59 3
478. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien poet One Ring by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Ash nazg durbatul√Ľk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakutul√Ľk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
8.74 6
479. Oliver Wendell Holmes poet The Boys by Oliver Wendell Holmes
HAS there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?
If there has, take him out, without making a noise.
5.93 7
480. Nizar Qabbani poet Every Time I Kiss You by Nizar Qabbani
Every time I kiss you
After a long separation
6.40 2
481. arianna loshnowsky poet Funny... But Not by arianna loshnowsky Rookie
it's funny how hello is always accompanied with goodbye
it's funny how good memories can start to make you cry
8.98 18
482. Kalidasa poet Look To This Day by Kalidasa
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
6.54 11
483. Muriel Stuart poet In The Orchard by Muriel Stuart
'I thought you loved me.' 'No, it was only fun.'
'When we stood there, closer than all?' 'Well, the harvest moon
6.90 14
484. Banjo Paterson poet The Man From Snowy River by Banjo Paterson
There was movement at the station, for the word had passed around
That the colt from old Regret had got away,
7.17 4
485. Mary Oliver poet A Dream Of Trees by Mary Oliver
There is a thing in me that dreamed of trees,
A quiet house, some green and modest acres
8.55 8
486. Mirza Ghalib poet 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
5.69 13
487. Kim Addonizio poet What Do Women Want? by Kim Addonizio
I want a red dress.
I want it flimsy and cheap,
8.31 11
488. Vineet Bansal poet What Is Hope................. by Vineet Bansal Rookie
What hope means
Hope is bright shining light which keeps darkness at the bay
9.08 28
489. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad Of Death by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Kneel down, fair Love, and fill thyself with tears,
Girdle thyself with sighing for a girth
5.42 13
490. Judith Viorst poet Since Hanna Moved Away by Judith Viorst
The tires on my bike are flat.
The sky is grouchy gray.
8.36 12
491. 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;
7.67 7
492. James Joyce poet All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce
All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
7.20 7
493. Alan Alexander Milne poet Us Two by Alan Alexander Milne
Wherever I am, there's always Pooh,
There's always Pooh and Me.
7.82 7
494. Udiah (witness to Yah) poet Why I Love You by Udiah (witness to Yah) Rookie - 92 Points
You give to me hope
And help me to cope
7.39 20
495. Sir Walter Scott poet Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott
O young Lochinvar is come out of the west,
Through all the wide Border his steed was the best;
7.13 7
496. Linda Pastan poet A New Poet by Linda Pastan
Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
7.86 20
497. 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
498. David Berman poet Self-Portrait At 28 by David Berman
I know it's a bad title
but I'm giving it to myself as a gift
9.39 9
499. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 10,157 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.76 42
500. Allan Ahlberg poet The Supply Teacher by Allan Ahlberg
Here's the rule for what to do
If ever your teacher has the flu
8.18 6
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