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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. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (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. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  20. Killing Time As A Cartographer by Anne Engelen
    (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. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (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. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (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. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (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. 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. Going to the Movies with You by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. bleeding medium point, black by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. on a lower richter by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (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. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. So We Could Do Whatever We Want by Aaron Blair
    (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. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  5. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Medicinal Purpose by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  8. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  9. No Girls Allowed by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  19. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  20. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  21. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (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. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  34. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  35. Amazing Grace by Karl Waldbauer
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  36. You Are My Patchwork Quilt by Alex Smyth
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  37. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  38. Exhumed by Marianne Reddan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. Smiley Faces by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. trees are alive to me by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. Guerillas In Our Midst by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. Erasure by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (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. The Trouble With Frogs by Jim Benz
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER NEW YEARS by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (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. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Please continue with yourself... by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  11. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (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. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  18. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  19. Follow Me into the Dissonance by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  20. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Thus so (Autumn) by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. Peculiar Fire by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (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 Mourn The Atheist Soul by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (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. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  49. an hour on earth by Gabriel Ricard
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
 

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