Top 500 Poems


# Title Poet
476. A Ballad of Gentleness
The firste stock-father of gentleness,
What man desireth gentle for to be,
Geoffrey Chaucer poet by Geoffrey Chaucer
on 1/1/2000
477. Spring, the Sweet Spring
Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant king,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Thomas Nashe poet by Thomas Nashe
on 1/1/2000
478. On Growing Old
Be with me, Beauty, for the fire is dying;
My dog and I are old, too old for roving.
John Masefield poet by John Masefield
on 1/1/2000
479. Come, Walk With Me
Come, walk with me,
There's only thee
Emily Jane Brontë poet by Emily Jane Brontë
on 1/1/2000
480. Please Mrs Butler
Please Mrs Butler
This boy Derek Drew
Allan Ahlberg poet by Allan Ahlberg
on 1/1/2000
481. 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
482. Ballad of the Moon
translated by Will Kirkland
The moon came into the forge
Federico García Lorca poet by Federico García Lorca
on 1/1/2000
483. In A Dark Time
In a dark time, the eye begins to see,
I meet my shadow in the deepening shade;
Theodore Roethke poet by Theodore Roethke
on 1/1/2000
484. The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Emma Lazarus poet by Emma Lazarus
on 1/1/2000
485. Simple lyric
When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
Brian Patten poet by Brian Patten
on 1/1/2000
486. In School-Days
Still sits the school-house by the road,
A ragged beggar sleeping;
John Greenleaf Whittier poet by John Greenleaf Whittier
on 1/1/2000
487. Hurt Hawks
The broken pillar of the wing jags from the clotted shoulder,
Robinson Jeffers poet by Robinson Jeffers
on 1/1/2000
488. Rain
Suddenly this defeat.
This rain.
Jack Gilbert poet by Jack Gilbert
on 1/1/2000
489. Some Like Poetry
Some -
thus not all. Not even the majority of all but the minority.
Wislawa Szymborska poet by Wislawa Szymborska
on 1/1/2000
490. 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
491. somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience,your eyes have their silence:
E. E. Cummings poet by E. E. Cummings
on 1/1/2000
492. Catch a Little Rhyme
Once upon a time
I caught a little rhyme
Eve Merriam poet by Eve Merriam
on 1/1/2000
493. As One Listens To The Rain
Listen to me as one listens to the rain,
not attentive, not distracted,
Octavio Paz poet by Octavio Paz
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. School Is Not So Cool
School, School, School,
A school is not so cool
Chantel Braatz poet by Chantel Braatz
on 1/1/2000
499. 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
500. My Perfect Friend
My perfect friend holds me tight
My perfect friend kisses me goodnight
ordinary.girl ..... poet by ordinary.girl .....
on 1/1/2000
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