Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Lucille Clifton poet Poem in praise of menstruation by Lucille Clifton
if there is a river
more beautiful than this
6.63 5
477. Federico García Lorca poet Before the Dawn by Federico García Lorca
But like love
the archers
5.91 2
478. Jack Kerouac poet Haiku (The taste...) by Jack Kerouac
The taste
of rain
—Why kneel?
7.21 12
479. 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
7.48 7
480. kalista mccart poet Sorry, I’m So Sorry by kalista mccart Rookie
Sorry for making you mad
Sorry for everything I said
6.44 25
481. Philip Levine poet A Sleepless Night by Philip Levine
April, and the last of the plum blossoms
scatters on the black grass
5.69 4
482. 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
483. Derek Walcott poet A City's Death By Fire by Derek Walcott
After that hot gospeller has levelled all but the churched sky,
I wrote the tale by tallow of a city's death by fire;
7.14 7
484. 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
485. Algernon Charles Swinburne poet A Ballad of Dreamland by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I hid my heart in a nest of roses,
Out of the sun's way, hidden apart;
6.16 11
486. Countee Cullen poet Heritage by Countee Cullen
What is Africa to me:
Copper sun or scarlet sea,
6.31 0
487. Thomas Campbell poet Lord Ullin's Daughter by Thomas Campbell
A chieftain, to the Highlands bound,
Cries, ``Boatman, do not tarry!
6.70 9
488. Chantel Braatz poet School Is Not So Cool by Chantel Braatz Rookie
School, School, School,
A school is not so cool
7.72 11
489. 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
9.12 16
490. Shel Silverstein poet A Boy Named Sue by Shel Silverstein
Well, my daddy left home when I was three,
and he didn't leave much to Ma and me,
6.34 4
491. Gabriela Mistral poet To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral
Never, never again?
Not on nights filled with quivering stars,
6.97 10
492. Robert Lowell poet The Old Flame by Robert Lowell
My old flame, my wife!
Remember our lists of birds?
5.74 5
493. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz poet You Men by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
Hombres necios que acusáis
6.17 2
494. 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
495. 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
496. Matsuo Basho poet A bee by Matsuo Basho
A bee
staggers out
6.55 2
497. 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
498. 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
499. 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
500. Lucille Clifton poet i am accused of tending to the past by Lucille Clifton
i am accused of tending to the past
as if i made it,
8.28 4
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