Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
76. 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
77. yoonoos peerbocus poet A baby's view of abortion by yoonoos peerbocus Rookie
I came as tomorrow
Swaddled in innocence
8.34 328
78. 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
79. 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
80. Elizabeth Bishop poet I Am in Need of Music by Elizabeth Bishop
I am in need of music that would flow
Over my fretful, feeling fingertips,
7.60 15
81. howard simon poet ~The Power of a Tear~ by howard simon Veteran Poet - 1,489 Points
Pounds of pain punctured my progress
Tons of trouble terminated my tranquility
9.32 438
82. 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
83. 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
84. John Keats poet When I Have Fears by John Keats

When I have fears that I may cease to be
7.10 30
85. William Carlos Williams poet The Red Wheelbarrow by William Carlos Williams
so much depends
upon
7.29 30
86. John McCrae poet In Flanders Field by John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
8.68 24
87. 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
88. Tupac Shakur poet I Cry by Tupac Shakur Rookie
Sometimes when I'm alone
I Cry,
8.83 47
89. 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
90. 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
91. 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
92. John Clare poet First Love by John Clare
I ne'er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet,
7.90 26
93. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Echo by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Come to me in the silence of the night;
Come in the speaking silence of a dream;
6.66 26
94. 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
95. William Henry Davies poet Leisure by William Henry Davies
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
8.11 22
96. Dorothy Parker poet A Very Short Song by Dorothy Parker
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
7.23 23
97. 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
98. 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
99. Octavio Paz poet No More Clichés by Octavio Paz
Beautiful face
That like a daisy opens its petals to the sun
7.91 27
100. Marge Piercy poet Barbie Doll by Marge Piercy
This girlchild was born as usual
and presented dolls that did pee-pee
8.06 24
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