Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
51. Charles Bukowski poet An Almost Made Up Poem by Charles Bukowski
I see you drinking at a fountain with tiny
blue hands, no, your hands are not tiny
7.31 24
52. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.12 35
53. Roald Dahl poet The Pig by Roald Dahl
In England once there lived a big
And wonderfully clever pig.
8.21 32
54. Elizabeth Bishop poet One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
9.29 31
55. John Donne poet Death Be Not Proud by John Donne
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for, thou art not soe,
7.48 38
56. Dylan Thomas poet And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas
And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
7.74 21
57. Robert Burns poet A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That's newly sprung in June;
7.21 40
58. Roger McGough poet First Day at School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.68 26
59. Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin poet I Loved You by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
I loved you, and I probably still do,
And for a while the feeling may remain...
7.88 45
60. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar
We wear the mask that grins and lies,
It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,--
8.73 45
61. howard simon poet ~I Choose the Mountain~ by howard simon Freshman - 1,119 Points
The low lands call
I am tempted to answer
9.14 561
62. John Clare poet I Am by John Clare
I am: yet what I am none cares or knows,
My friends forsake me like a memory lost;
8.31 33
63. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
8.43 44
64. yoonoos peerbocus poet A Hint At What Is Beautiful? by yoonoos peerbocus Rookie
Beautiful is the 'thank you'
Wrapped with gratitude,
8.80 600
65. William Blake poet Auguries of Innocence by William Blake
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
7.77 18
66. Wilfred Owen poet Anthem For Doomed Youth by Wilfred Owen
What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
7.38 30
67. Spike Milligan poet A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
8.04 25
68. Billy Collins poet Forgetfulness by Billy Collins
The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
8.97 28
69. William Wordsworth poet A Character by William Wordsworth
I marvel how Nature could ever find space
For so many strange contrasts in one human face:
6.54 18
70. Roald Dahl poet Hot and Cold by Roald Dahl
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
6.69 15
71. Walt Whitman poet A child said, What is the grass? by Walt Whitman
A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full
hands;
6.58 22
72. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be
7.09 29
73. William Butler Yeats poet When You Are Old by William Butler Yeats
WHEN you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
9.53 17
74. Matthew Arnold poet Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
6.87 29
75. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.41 17
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