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

Most Vivid Imagery:

  1. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  2. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (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. 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. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  19. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  20. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  21. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Blossoming by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  34. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  35. Smiley Faces by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  36. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  37. Exhumed by Marianne Reddan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  38. You Are My Patchwork Quilt by Alex Smyth
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. trees are alive to me by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. The Trouble With Frogs by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER NEW YEARS by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. Guerillas In Our Midst by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. Give Me Back Myself by Rusty C Arquette
    (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. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Please continue with yourself... by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  11. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (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. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (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. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  20. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. Peculiar Fire by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  28. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. - Folding Teeshirts - by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. I Mourn The Atheist Soul by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  48. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

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