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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. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (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. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  14. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  15. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Without Sound, God is Empty by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  20. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  21. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Alice Always by Kate Demeree
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Amid Sirens and Cell Phones by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Hanging Rope by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Jagged Dreams by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  36. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  37. A Woman's Soul - Explicit
    by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  38. bónn journée by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. We Have Crossed a Bridge by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. t r o m p by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. Be Easy, Rockstar by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. Give Me Back Myself by Rusty C Arquette
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. bleeding medium point, black 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, 20 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. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Oceans run deep by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Lima Syndrome by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  15. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Killing Time As A Cartographer by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Pattern by Jane E Pearce
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. A Horse Tied to a Tree by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Back When I Was Stupid by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Buzzing, while you sleep - Explicit
    by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. The Abundance of You by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. bleeding medium point, black by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. Going to the Movies with You by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. Kissed Anew by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. on a lower richter by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. everyday horses by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

Most Vivid Imagery:

  1. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  2. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (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. Medicinal Purpose by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  8. No Girls Allowed by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  9. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (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. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  19. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  20. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  21. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Blossoming by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  34. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  35. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  36. Exhumed by Marianne Reddan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  37. You Are My Patchwork Quilt by Alex Smyth
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  38. Plain Yellow Pumpkin by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER NEW YEARS by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. The Trouble With Frogs by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. Kissed Anew by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. trees are alive to me by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. Guerillas In Our Midst by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. Home Finds Us by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

Best Overall:

  1. why by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 22 Votes)
  2. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  3. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  5. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Please continue with yourself... by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  11. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (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. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  18. Follow Me into the Dissonance by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  19. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  20. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. Peculiar Fire by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. - Folding Teeshirts - by Glenn Currier
    (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. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. I Mourn The Atheist Soul by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

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