Top 500 Poems


# Poet Poem User Rating Comment Count
1. Maya Angelou poet Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou Rookie
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
8.35 1,652
2. Maya Angelou poet Still I Rise by Maya Angelou Rookie
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
8.74 1,526
3. Robert Frost poet The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Rookie
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
9.12 1,147
4. Pablo Neruda poet If You Forget Me by Pablo Neruda Rookie
I want you to know
one thing.
8.55 860
5. Langston Hughes poet Dreams by Langston Hughes Rookie
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
8.29 668
6. Maya Angelou poet Caged Bird by Maya Angelou Rookie
The free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
9.03 565
7. Edgar Allan Poe poet Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe Rookie
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
9.07 645
8. Pablo Neruda poet I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You by Pablo Neruda Rookie
I do not love you except because I love you;
I go from loving to not loving you,
7.84 585
9. Robert Frost poet Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening by Robert Frost Rookie
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
9.23 630
10. Rudyard Kipling poet If by Rudyard Kipling Rookie
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
9.03 605
11. Roald Dahl poet Television by Roald Dahl Rookie
The most important thing we've learned,
So far as children are concerned,
8.35 510
12. Mary Elizabeth Frye poet Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep by Mary Elizabeth Frye Rookie
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
9.32 597
13. Robert Frost poet Fire And Ice by Robert Frost Rookie
Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
8.85 501
14. Langston Hughes poet As I Grew Older by Langston Hughes Rookie
It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
7.74 223
15. Edgar Allan Poe poet Alone by Edgar Allan Poe Rookie
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
8.81 413
16. Jenny Joseph poet Warning by Jenny Joseph Rookie
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
8.39 263
17. Edgar Allan Poe poet A Dream Within A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe Rookie
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
8.76 438
18. William Ernest Henley poet Invictus by William Ernest Henley Rookie
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
9.27 421
19. Pablo Neruda poet Don'T Go Far Off by Pablo Neruda Rookie
Don't go far off, not even for a day, because --
because -- I don't know how to say it: a day is long
8.22 173
20. Dylan Thomas poet Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas Rookie
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
8.88 291
21. Roger McGough poet Let Me Die A Youngman's Death by Roger McGough Rookie
Let me die a youngman's death
not a clean and inbetween
8.14 217
22. Emily Dickinson poet Hope Is The Thing With Feathers by Emily Dickinson Rookie
'Hope' is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
8.07 294
23. William Blake poet A Poison Tree by William Blake Rookie
I was angry with my friend:
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
8.08 277
24. Langston Hughes poet Mother To Son by Langston Hughes Rookie
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
8.71 240
25. William Wordsworth poet I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud (Daffodils) by William Wordsworth Rookie
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
8.38 356