Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Thomas Stearns Eliot poet Ash Wednesday by Thomas Stearns Eliot
I
Because I do not hope to turn again
9.45 21
477. Robert Graves poet A Dead Boche by Robert Graves
To you who’d read my songs of War
And only hear of blood and fame,
5.43 8
478. Lucille Clifton poet Poem In Praise Of Menstruation by Lucille Clifton
if there is a river
more beautiful than this
6.68 8
479. Henry Van Dyke poet Time Is by Henry Van Dyke
Time is
Too Slow for those who Wait,
6.34 12
480. Amy Lowell poet Patterns by Amy Lowell
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
6.89 7
481. Sayeed Abubakar poet A Strange Boy by Sayeed Abubakar Gold Star - 12,737 Points
An innocent boy leaving the lap of mother
opened his fearful eyes in the war-trodden world
5.78 42
482. Gwen Harwood poet In The Park by Gwen Harwood
She sits in the park. Her clothes are out of date.
Two children whine and bicker, tug her skirt.
6.37 12
483. 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
484. Louis Macneice poet Snow by Louis Macneice
The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
Spawning snow and pink roses against it
6.86 4
485. 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 10
486. Clive Staples Lewis poet As The Ruin Falls by Clive Staples Lewis
All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
7.43 9
487. Sonia Sanchez poet Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez
nothing will keep
us young you know
7.12 7
488. 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 7
489. Joyce Kilmer poet Stars by Joyce Kilmer
(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
6.76 16
490. James Fenton poet In Paris With You by James Fenton Rookie
Don't talk to me of love. I've had an earful
And I get tearful when I've downed a drink or two.
8.36 7
491. Denise Levertov poet What Were They Like? by Denise Levertov
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
5.82 2
492. Nizar Qabbani poet Language by Nizar Qabbani
When a man is in love
how can he use old words?
6.23 8
493. George Herbert poet Affliction by George Herbert
When thou didst entice to thee my heart,
I thought the service brave:
5.88 13
494. Brandi Young poet Death by Brandi Young Rookie
Death is forever
So don't flirt with suicide
7.86 29
495. 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
496. 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 9
497. Alan Alexander Milne poet Disobedience by Alan Alexander Milne
James James
Morrison Morrison
7.46 8
498. Kalidasa poet Look To This Day by Kalidasa
Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
6.54 13
499. Letitia Elizabeth Landon poet Revenge by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile;
7.27 22
500. MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK. poet ~ Why Hack My She ~ by MS. NIVEDITA BAGCHI SPC. UK. Rookie - 281 Points
Why hack my mind?
I can be bare and nude.
9.25 168
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