Top 500 Poems


 

# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
176. Ted Kooser poet After Years by Ted Kooser
Today, from a distance, I saw you
walking away, and without a sound
8.21 11
177. 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 m
7.33 7
178. Sara Teasdale poet Advice To A Girl by Sara Teasdale
No one worth possessing
Can be quite possessed;
7.77 9
179. Robert William Service poet A Hero by Robert William Service
Three times I had the lust to kill,
To clutch a throat so young and fair,
6.02 35
180. Dorothy Parker poet "Star Light, Star Bright--" by Dorothy Parker
Star, that gives a gracious dole,
What am I to choose?
6.88 14
181. Robert Browning poet A Woman's Last Word by Robert Browning
I.
Let's contend no more, Love,
5.98 21
182. Li Po poet Alone Looking At The Mountain by Li Po
All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
6.68 34
183. Alice Walker poet Expect Nothing by Alice Walker
Expect nothing. Live frugally
On surprise.
7.53 16
184. Matthew Arnold poet Growing Old by Matthew Arnold
What is it to grow old?
Is it to lose the glory of the form,
6.12 16
185. Thomas Hardy poet I Need Not Go by Thomas Hardy
I need not go
Through sleet and snow
6.13 27
186. Ezra Pound poet A Girl by Ezra Pound
The tree has entered my hands,
The sap has ascended my arms,
6.07 5
187. Anaïs Nin poet Risk by Anaïs Nin
And then the day came,
when the risk
8.06 10
188. Robert Louis Stevenson poet A Good Boy by Robert Louis Stevenson
I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,
I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.
6.58 17
189. Ogden Nash poet Fleas by Ogden Nash
Adam
Had'em
7.04 9
190. William Carlos Williams poet A Sort Of A Song by William Carlos Williams
Let the snake wait under
his weed
5.89 5
191. Marieta Maglas poet Your Words Of Love by Marieta Maglas Veteran Poet - 1,936 Points
I have seemingly missed your words of love,
Those words that were written in the sand
9.65 228
192. Ted Kooser poet A Birthday Poem by Ted Kooser
Just past dawn, the sun stands
with its heavy red head
6.49 12
193. Alfred Lord Tennyson poet Crossing The Bar by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
6.27 7
194. Fabrizio Frosini poet Tenderness by Fabrizio Frosini Gold Star - 33,507 Points
Yearning for tenderness.
The one lost —It's so long - so long
9.91 38
195. Christina Georgina Rossetti poet Dream Land by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep,
6.85 20
196. Kahlil Gibran poet A Tear And A Smile by Kahlil Gibran
I would not exchange the sorrows of my heart
For the joys of the multitude.
6.23 17
197. Linda Pastan poet To A Daughter Leaving Home by Linda Pastan
When I taught you
at eight to ride
7.45 20
198. Nikki Giovanni poet Knoxville Tennessee by Nikki Giovanni
I always like summer
Best
6.54 8
199. Lewis Carroll poet A Strange Wild Song by Lewis Carroll
He thought he saw an Elephant
That practised on a fife:
6.67 20
200. Wilfred Owen poet Disabled by Wilfred Owen
He sat in a wheeled chair, waiting for dark,
And shivered in his ghastly suit of grey,
7.11 12
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