Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
126. Jack Prelutsky poet As Soon As Fred Gets Out Of Bed by Jack Prelutsky
As soon as Fred gets out of bed,
his underwear goes on his head.
7.69 12
127. Ogden Nash poet Always Marry An April Girl by Ogden Nash
Praise the spells and bless the charms,
I found April in my arms.
7.74 21
128. Gwendolyn Brooks poet The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks
Abortions will not let you forget.
You remember the children you got that you did not get,
8.00 18
129. Dylan Thomas poet Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas
Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
7.97 25
130. William Carlos Williams poet This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams
I have eaten
the plums
6.87 17
131. Theodore Roethke poet My Papa's Waltz by Theodore Roethke
The whiskey on your breath
Could make a small boy dizzy;
7.70 24
132. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson
It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
7.09 24
133. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet Life's Tragedy by Paul Laurence Dunbar
It may be misery not to sing at all,
And to go silent through the brimming day;
7.49 28
134. Charlotte Brontë poet Life by Charlotte Brontë
LIFE, believe, is not a dream
So dark as sages say;
7.37 33
135. Claude McKay poet If We Must Die by Claude McKay
If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
8.01 26
136. Margaret Atwood poet The Moment by Margaret Atwood
The moment when, after many years
of hard work and a long voyage
8.22 9
137. Thomas Hardy poet "I Said To Love" by Thomas Hardy
I said to Love,
"It is not now as in old days
6.14 25
138. 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
139. Rabindranath Tagore poet Clouds And Waves by Rabindranath Tagore
Mother, the folk who live up in the clouds call out to me-
"We play from the time we wake till the day ends.
6.88 32
140. Paul Laurence Dunbar poet A Golden Day by Paul Laurence Dunbar
I Found you and I lost you,
All on a gleaming day.
6.71 26
141. Percy Bysshe Shelley poet Good-Night by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Good-night? ah! no; the hour is ill
Which severs those it should unite;
6.96 26
142. Allen Ginsberg poet A Supermarket In California by Allen Ginsberg
What thoughts I have of you tonight, Walt Whitman, for I walked down the
streets under the trees with a headache self-conscious looking at the full moon.
7.30 15
143. Rabindranath Tagore poet A Moments Indulgence by Rabindranath Tagore
I ask for a moment's indulgence to sit by thy side. The works
that I have in hand I will finish afterwards.
6.83 23
144. Stevie Smith poet Not Waving But Drowning by Stevie Smith
Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
8.31 22
145. Khalil Gibran poet On Pain by Khalil Gibran
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses
your understanding.
8.11 15
146. John Masefield poet Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
7.92 34
147. Elizabeth Bishop poet The Fish by Elizabeth Bishop
I caught a tremendous fish
and held him beside the boat
7.06 17
148. Christopher Marlowe poet The Passionate Shepherd To His Love by Christopher Marlowe
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
6.54 46
149. Sara Teasdale poet Advice To A Girl by Sara Teasdale
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
7.85 16
150. Oscar Wilde poet Her Voice by Oscar Wilde
THE wild bee reels from bough to bough
With his furry coat and his gauzy wing.
6.85 31
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