Top 500 Poems


# Title Poet
476. A Little While
A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Dante Gabriel Rossetti poet by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
on 1/1/2000
Gather ye rose-buds while ye may:
Old Time is still a-flying;
Robert Herrick poet by Robert Herrick
on 1/1/2000
478. Sun and Shadow
As I look from the isle, o'er its billows of green,
To the billows of foam-crested blue,
Oliver Wendell Holmes poet by Oliver Wendell Holmes
on 1/1/2000
479. Stars
(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)
Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Joyce Kilmer poet by Joyce Kilmer
on 1/1/2000
480. Revenge
Ay, gaze upon her rose-wreathed hair,
And gaze upon her smile;
Letitia Elizabeth Landon poet by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
on 1/1/2000
481. How pleasant to know Mr. Lear
How pleasant to know Mr. Lear,
Who has written such volumes of stuff.
Edward Lear poet by Edward Lear
on 1/1/2000
482. An old life
Snow fell in the night.
At five-fifteen I woke to a bluish
Donald Hall poet by Donald Hall
on 1/1/2000
483. Aubade
I work all day, and get half-drunk at night.
Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.
Philip Larkin poet by Philip Larkin
on 1/1/2000
484. Before the Dawn
But like love
the archers
Federico García Lorca poet by Federico García Lorca
on 1/1/2000
485. The World Is a Beautiful Place
The world is a beautiful place
to be born into
Lawrence Ferlinghetti poet by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
on 1/1/2000
486. Patterns
I walk down the garden-paths,
And all the daffodils
Amy Lowell poet by Amy Lowell
on 1/1/2000
487. The sun has burst the sky
The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
Jenny Joseph poet by Jenny Joseph
on 1/1/2000
488. Monet Refuses The Operation
Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
Lisel Mueller poet by Lisel Mueller
on 1/1/2000
489. The Colonel
What you have heard is true. I was in his house.
His wife carried a tray of coffee and sugar. His
Carolyn Forché poet by Carolyn Forché
on 1/1/2000
490. Rain
Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
Jack Gilbert poet by Jack Gilbert
on 1/1/2000
491. Conversation
We smile at each other
and I lean back against the wicker couch.
Ai Ogawa poet by Ai Ogawa
on 1/1/2000
492. I Come From There
I come from there and I have memories
Born as mortals are, I have a mother
Mahmoud Darwish poet by Mahmoud Darwish
on 1/1/2000
493. Balances
In life
one is always
Nikki Giovanni poet by Nikki Giovanni
on 1/1/2000
494. In Paris With You
Don't talk to me of love. I've had an earful
And I get tearful when I've downed a drink or two.
James Fenton poet by James Fenton
on 1/1/2000
495. "Ave Ceasar"
Long ago the Gladiators,
When the call to combat came,
Andrew Barton Paterson poet by Andrew Barton Paterson
on 1/1/2000
496. Heart it is, Not a Brick or Stone
Heart it is, not a brick or stone
Why shouldn't it feel the pain?
Mirza Ghalib poet by Mirza Ghalib
on 1/1/2000
497. A Fantasy
I'll tell you something: every day
people are dying. And that's just the beginning.
Louise Gluck poet by Louise Gluck
on 1/1/2000
498. Wild Geese by Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
Alison Cassidy poet by Alison Cassidy
on 1/1/2000
499. love is in my thought
Love is blind
Love is eyed
rajnish jena poet by rajnish jena
on 1/1/2000
500. Blackberry-Picking
Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
Seamus Heaney poet by Seamus Heaney
on 1/1/2000
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