Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
51. Walt Whitman poet A Clear Midnight by Walt Whitman
THIS is thy hour O Soul, thy free flight into the wordless,
Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
7.18 36
52. 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 39
53. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.15 37
54. 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
7.34 29
55. William Blake poet The Tyger by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
7.44 48
56. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.40 29
57. 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
7.77 23
58. 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,
7.53 43
59. 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,--
8.72 55
60. 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 30
61. 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;
7.25 48
62. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
8.46 61
63. Roger McGough poet First Day At School by Roger McGough
A millionbillionwillion miles from home
Waiting for the bell to go. (To go where?)
7.66 40
64. 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...
7.90 49
65. Derek Walcott poet Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
8.20 29
66. 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;
8.36 42
67. 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 18
68. 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,
9.51 22
69. Spike Milligan poet A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
8.04 28
70. 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.
7.40 33
71. Billy Collins poet Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins
The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
8.11 24
72. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Rookie - 51 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.66 342
73. 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,
7.79 22
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 35
75. Rabindranath Tagore poet Where The Mind Is Without Fear by Rabindranath Tagore
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
Where knowledge is free
8.05 37
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