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Top 200 Poems

The following is a list by criterea of what our members consider the best poetry on the site. The ranking is based upon the overall score and number of votes cast per poem. Trolling, or voting low to knock people off the list, is tracked and is cause for member termination.

Most Creative:
  1. The Sea Odette by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 30 Votes)
  2. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  3. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Lost And Found by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  5. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  7. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  8. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  9. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  10. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Without Sound, God is Empty by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  14. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  15. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Sententious (Love) by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Hanging Rope by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Amid Sirens and Cell Phones by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Freehand by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Alice Always by Kate Demeree
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. Be Easy, Rockstar by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. Give Me Back Myself by Rusty C Arquette
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. divide and rue by Laura Doom
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
Best Form:
  1. why by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 22 Votes)
  2. fate is the hunter by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 19 Votes)
  3. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  4. Past Participle (or, Breaking Up with the English Teacher) by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  5. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Oceans run deep by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Lima Syndrome by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. The Blower Of Which Blast Is She by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Killing Time As A Cartographer by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Pattern by Jane E Pearce
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. A Horse Tied to a Tree by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. Occupants Unite! by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Back When I Was Stupid by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Buzzing, while you sleep - Explicit
    by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Sententious (Love) by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. The Abundance of You by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. bleeding medium point, black by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

Most Vivid Imagery:

  1. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  2. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  3. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  5. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. No Girls Allowed by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  8. Medicinal Purpose by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  9. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Searching Indigo Shade by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Blossoming by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. The Ability To Fall by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. Guerillas In Our Midst by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Exhumed by Marianne Reddan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. trees are alive to me by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. A Caprice Of Uncommon Lightness by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

Best Overall:

  1. why by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 22 Votes)
  2. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  3. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  5. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Please continue with yourself... by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  11. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  12. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  13. On Borrowed Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  14. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Follow Me into the Dissonance by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. Searching Indigo Shade by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  18. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  19. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  20. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  21. The Blower Of Which Blast Is She by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  22. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  23. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  29. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  30. Peculiar Fire by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  31. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  32. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  33. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  34. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Freehand by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Occupants Unite! by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  50. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
 

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