Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
51. 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,--
8.77 72
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
9.28 46
53. Charles Bukowski poet Bluebird by Charles Bukowski
there's a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
7.20 27
54. John Keats poet Bright Star by John Keats

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art--
7.23 45
55. 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
7.79 26
56. Gwendolyn Brooks poet We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Pool Players.
Seven at the Golden Shovel.
8.15 40
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;
7.28 52
58. Derek Walcott poet Love After Love by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
8.22 35
59. 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,
7.55 47
60. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poet Solitude by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
9.40 40
61. William Butler Yeats poet He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven by William Butler Yeats
HAD I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
9.03 15
62. 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,
9.52 30
63. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Love's Philosophy by Percy Bysshe Shelley
The fountains mingle with the river,
And the rivers with the ocean;
8.48 67
64. 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,
7.19 38
65. 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
66. 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...
7.91 49
67. 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 31
68. 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;
8.37 48
69. Roald Dahl poet Hot And Cold by Roald Dahl
A woman who my mother knows
Came in and took off all her clothes.
6.71 19
70. Howard Simon poet ~the Power Of A Tear~ by Howard Simon Gold Star - 17,920 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.29 509
71. 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 26
72. Matthew Arnold poet Dover Beach by Matthew Arnold
The sea is calm to-night.
The tide is full, the moon lies fair
6.88 47
73. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Freshman - 514 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.63 353
74. 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
8.09 48
75. Spike Milligan poet A Silly Poem by Spike Milligan
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
8.02 32
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