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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. Lost And Found by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (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. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  8. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  9. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  10. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  14. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  15. Without Sound, God is Empty by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Alice Always by Kate Demeree
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. Sententious (Love) by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Hanging Rope by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Amid Sirens and Cell Phones by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Freehand by Gregory O'Neill
    (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. divide and rue by Laura Doom
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. Give Me Back Myself by Rusty C Arquette
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (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. Oceans run deep by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Lima Syndrome by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. The Blower Of Which Blast Is She by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Pattern by Jane E Pearce
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Killing Time As A Cartographer by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. A Horse Tied to a Tree by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. Back When I Was Stupid by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Buzzing, while you sleep - Explicit
    by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Sententious (Love) by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. The Abundance of You by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Occupants Unite! by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (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. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  2. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  3. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  5. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  8. Medicinal Purpose by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  9. No Girls Allowed by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Searching Indigo Shade by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (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. Blossoming by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Another You And Me by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. The Ability To Fall by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. Guerillas In Our Midst by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Smiley Faces by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Exhumed by Marianne Reddan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. trees are alive to me by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. A Caprice Of Uncommon Lightness by Gregory O'Neill
    (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. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  11. Please continue with yourself... by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  12. On Borrowed Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  13. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  14. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Cello by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Searching Indigo Shade by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  18. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  19. Follow Me into the Dissonance by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  20. The Blower Of Which Blast Is She by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  21. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  22. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  23. Dissolve by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. In Our White Days by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. Fete by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  29. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (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. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  34. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Occupants Unite! by Gregory O'Neill
    (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. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. Feast Or Famine by Gregory O'Neill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  50. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
 

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