Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
476. Edmund Spenser poet Sonnet 54 by Edmund Spenser
Of this worlds theatre in which we stay,
My love like the spectator ydly sits
6.15 14
477. Sharon Olds poet One Year by Sharon Olds
When I got to his marker, I sat on it,
like sitting on the edge of someone's bed
6.71 1
478. Eugene Field poet Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
6.66 8
479. Joyce Kilmer poet The House With Nobody In It by Joyce Kilmer
Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track
I go by a poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black.
7.65 7
480. 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
481. Anne Bradstreet poet In Reference To Her Children by Anne Bradstreet
I had eight birds hatched in one nest,
Four cocks there were, and hens the rest.
6.20 10
482. David Bates poet Speak Gently by David Bates
Speak gently! -- It is better far
To rule by love, than fear --
6.77 10
483. Adrienne Rich poet Aunt Jennifer's Tigers by Adrienne Rich
Aunt Jennifer's tigers prance across a screen,
Bright topaz denizens of a world of green.
8.00 9
484. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Two Countries by Naomi Shihab Nye
Skin remembers how long the years grow
when skin is not touched, a gray tunnel
8.31 8
485. 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,
6.48 3
486. 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
487. Sidney Lanier poet The Wedding by Sidney Lanier
O marriage-bells, your clamor tells
Two weddings in one breath.
6.19 18
488. May Swenson poet Question by May Swenson
Body my house
my horse my hound
6.40 11
489. Naomi Shihab Nye poet Making A Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye
We forget that we are all dead men conversing wtih dead men.
—Jorge Luis Borges
8.19 5
490. Boris Pasternak poet Winter Night by Boris Pasternak
It snowed and snowed ,the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
6.57 7
491. Theodore Roethke poet Elegy For Jane by Theodore Roethke
(My student, thrown by a horse)
I remember the neckcurls, limp and damp as tendrils;
7.81 5
492. Henry Vaughan poet Friends Departed by Henry Vaughan
They are all gone into the world of light!
And I alone sit ling'ring here;
6.44 14
493. Leonard Cohen poet Dance Me To The End Of Love by Leonard Cohen
Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin
Dance me through the panic 'til I'm gathered safely in
7.25 5
494. Linda Pastan poet A New Poet by Linda Pastan
Finding a new poet
is like finding a new wildflower
7.78 18
495. Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet I Am Waiting by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I am waiting for my case to come up
and I am waiting
8.13 2
496. Shel Silverstein poet Hug O'War by Shel Silverstein
I will not play at tug o' war.
I'd rather play at hug o' war,
7.17 2
497. 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
498. Dr Hitesh Sheth poet Why Me? by Dr Hitesh Sheth Rookie - 3 Points
When the hopes are hassled
And relationships are rattled
9.27 114
499. Adrian Henri poet Without You by Adrian Henri
Without you every morning would feel like going back to work after a holiday,
Without you I couldn't stand the smell of the East Lancs Road,
7.58 10
500. 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
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