Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. 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
77. yoonoos peerbocus poet A baby's view of abortion by yoonoos peerbocus Rookie
I came as tomorrow
Swaddled in innocence
8.34 327
78. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be
7.10 29
79. 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:
6.57 18
80. Walter de la Mare poet The Listeners by Walter de la Mare
"Is there anybody there?" said the Traveller,
Knocking on the moonlit door;
7.34 23
81. 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;
6.61 22
82. Naseer Ahmed Nasir poet Dreams Lost In Water by Naseer Ahmed Nasir Rookie - 30 Points
No distance ever separates
Dreams and desires
8.68 333
83. John McCrae poet In Flanders Field by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
8.68 24
84. howard simon poet ~The Power of a Tear~ by howard simon Freshman - 1,479 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.32 437
85. William Carlos Williams poet The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
upon
7.29 30
86. Vikram Seth poet All You Who Sleep Tonight by Vikram Seth
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
8.59 30
87. Jack Prelutsky poet Last Night I Dreamed of Chickens by Jack Prelutsky
Last night I dreamed of chickens,
there were chickens everywhere,
7.89 26
88. Jack Prelutsky poet Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face by Jack Prelutsky
Be glad your nose is on your face,
not pasted on some other place,
8.10 13
89. Edmund Spenser poet My Love Is Like To Ice by Edmund Spenser
My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
6.02 27
90. Tupac Shakur poet I Cry by Tupac Shakur Rookie
Sometimes when I'm alone
I Cry,
8.83 47
91. 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,
9.00 13
92. Tupac Shakur poet The Rose that Grew from Concrete by Tupac Shakur Rookie
Did you hear about the rose that grew
from a crack in the concrete?
8.46 23
93. Robert William Service poet The Cremation Of Sam McGee by Robert William Service
There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
8.99 26
94. William Butler Yeats poet A Crazed Girl by William Butler Yeats
THAT crazed girl improvising her music.
Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
6.88 26
95. Spike Milligan poet Have A Nice Day by Spike Milligan
'Help, help, ' said a man. 'I'm drowning.'
'Hang on, ' said a man from the shore.
8.48 21
96. Ted Hughes poet Lovesong by Ted Hughes
He loved her and she loved him.
His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
8.20 26
97. Octavio Paz poet No More Clichés by Octavio Paz
Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
7.91 27
98. Rupert Brooke poet 1914 V: The Soldier by Rupert Brooke
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
6.95 33
99. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.06 24
100. John Milton poet On His Blindness by John Milton
When I consider how my light is spent
Ere half my days in this dark world and wide,
6.20 23
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