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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. 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. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Gargantuan Smile 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. Killing Time As A Cartographer by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. A Horse Tied to a Tree by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Pattern by Jane E Pearce
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. This Room 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. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Buzzing, while you sleep - Explicit
    by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Back When I Was Stupid by Mike Loftis
    (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. The Abundance of You by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (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. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. bleeding medium point, black by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. everyday horses by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Going to the Movies with You by Glenn Currier
    (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. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. Home Finds Us by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

Most Vivid Imagery:

  1. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  2. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  3. Night Siren by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  5. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise 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. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  19. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  20. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  21. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (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. You Are My Patchwork Quilt by Alex Smyth
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  35. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  36. Exhumed by Marianne Reddan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  37. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  38. Plain Yellow Pumpkin by Alison McKenzie
    (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. Guerillas In Our Midst by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (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. TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER NEW YEARS by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (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. 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. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (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. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Follow Me into the Dissonance by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  18. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  19. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (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. 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. 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. - Folding Teeshirts - by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. I Mourn The Atheist Soul by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  47. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (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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