Top 500 Poems


 

# Title Poet
51. Auguries of Innocence
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
William Blake poet by William Blake
on 1/1/2000
52. A Red, Red Rose
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
Robert Burns poet by Robert Burns
on 1/1/2000
53. Death Be Not Proud
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
John Donne poet by John Donne
on 1/1/2000
54. A Character
I marvel how Nature could ever find space
For so many strange contrasts in one human face:
William Wordsworth poet by William Wordsworth
on 1/1/2000
55. Carpe Diem
O mistress mine, where are you roaming?
O stay and hear! your true-love's coming
William Shakespeare poet by William Shakespeare
on 1/1/2000
56. In Flanders Field
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
John McCrae poet by John McCrae
on 1/1/2000
57. Love's Philosophy
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
Percy Bysshe Shelley poet by Percy Bysshe Shelley
on 1/1/2000
58. A Clear Midnight
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
Walt Whitman poet by Walt Whitman
on 1/1/2000
59. I Loved You
I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain...
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
on 1/1/2000
60. Anthem For Doomed Youth
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Wilfred Owen poet by Wilfred Owen
on 1/1/2000
61. We Wear the Mask
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
Paul Laurence Dunbar poet by Paul Laurence Dunbar
on 1/1/2000
62. When I Have Fears

When I have fears that I may cease to be
John Keats poet by John Keats
on 1/1/2000
63. Lovesong
He loved her and she loved him.
His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
Ted Hughes poet by Ted Hughes
on 1/1/2000
64. And Death Shall Have No Dominion
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
Dylan Thomas poet by Dylan Thomas
on 1/1/2000
65. A Silly Poem
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
Spike Milligan poet by Spike Milligan
on 1/1/2000
66. Hot and Cold
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
Roald Dahl poet by Roald Dahl
on 1/1/2000
67. First Day at School
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
Roger McGough poet by Roger McGough
on 1/1/2000
68. Solitude
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
on 1/1/2000
69. One Art
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
Elizabeth Bishop poet by Elizabeth Bishop
on 1/1/2000
70. An Almost Made Up Poem
I see you drinking at a fountain with tiny
blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
Charles Bukowski poet by Charles Bukowski
on 1/1/2000
71. Forgetfulness
The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
Billy Collins poet by Billy Collins
on 1/1/2000
72. We Real Cool
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
Gwendolyn Brooks poet by Gwendolyn Brooks
on 1/1/2000
73. Where The Mind Is Without Fear
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
Rabindranath Tagore poet by Rabindranath Tagore
on 1/1/2000
74. A Hint At What Is Beautiful?
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
yoonoos peerbocus poet by yoonoos peerbocus
on 1/1/2000
75. ~I Choose the Mountain~
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
howard simon poet by howard simon
on 1/1/2000
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