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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. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  10. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  14. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  15. To the Enlightenment Junkies by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  17. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  18. Without Sound, God is Empty by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  19. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  20. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  21. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Alice Always by Kate Demeree
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Hanging Rope by Charles E Minshall
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  30. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. Amid Sirens and Cell Phones by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  33. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  34. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. I Tried My Utmost - 5 by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  36. soft sweet darkness by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  37. The Only Human Being in the World by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  38. on a lower richter by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  39. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  40. A Woman's Soul - Explicit
    by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  41. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  42. We Have Crossed a Bridge by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  43. Give Me Back Myself by Rusty C Arquette
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. The Dirty Breast by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. she lifts sunglasses by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. Stop Blaming Onions... by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. t r o m p by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. bleeding medium point, black by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. Be Easy, Rockstar by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  50. Home Finds Us by Rula Shin
    (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. Past Participle (or, Breaking Up with the English Teacher) by Bruce W Niedt
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  4. iron knees by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 17 Votes)
  5. Oceans run deep by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Lima Syndrome by Therese Elaine
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. This Room by Glenn Currier
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  15. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  16. A Horse Tied to a Tree by Glenn Currier
    (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. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  21. Pattern by Jane E Pearce
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. Killing Time As A Cartographer by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. The Far Side of Intentions by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. Buzzing, while you sleep - Explicit
    by Julie Adams
    (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. 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. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  35. The Abundance of You by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  36. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. Back When I Was Stupid by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (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. Kissed Anew by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  44. on a lower richter by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  45. Clearing out the Closet by Darren Swift
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  46. Aurora Marialis by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  47. Fairy in White Lilies by Rula Shin
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  48. t r o m p by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 10 Votes)
  49. old folks count by Charlie Morgan
    (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. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. The Gift, The Curse, The Promise by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. No Girls Allowed by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  8. Like Pages Torn from Gideon Bibles by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  9. Medicinal Purpose by Mike Loftis
    (Brilliant, 14 Votes)
  10. A Contempora - Explicit
    by JD Clay
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  11. why I don’t write by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  12. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  13. take up your bed by Mara Meade
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  14. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (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. Climatic Dream Analysis by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  19. The Lists I Kept as a Child by Lisa Marie Brodsky
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  20. Doing is Not My Grain by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  21. For What It's Worth by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  22. Poet in the Summer Forest by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  23. Barbie Dream by Holly H Dunne
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  24. Blossoming by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  25. I hate this letter to you by Emily G Myers
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  26. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  27. Geography of Loneliness by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  28. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  29. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (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. Killing Time by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  4. Isolation by Alison McKenzie
    (Brilliant, 16 Votes)
  5. Please continue with yourself... by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  6. Into The Light by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  7. Glaciers by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  8. (insert your name here) by Charlie Morgan
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  9. Waiting by Chris Sorrenti
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  10. Close by Leslie Ann Eisenberg
    (Brilliant, 15 Votes)
  11. for my daughter, on Mother's Day by Michele Schottelkorb
    (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. Firmament by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  15. Follow Me into the Dissonance by V. Blake
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  16. Are You by George Hoerner
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  17. Multiple Choice by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 13 Votes)
  18. Gargantuan Smile by JD Clay
    (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. shannots by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  22. Full House by Kathleen Wilson
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  23. Within - Without by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  24. A Day Without Poetry or It Was Monday by Sandy M. Humphrey
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  25. Peculiar Fire by Ken Harnisch
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  26. Loneliness, my Arizona by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 12 Votes)
  27. Thus so (Autumn) 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. goldengate by Steven Kenworthy
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  31. i rish by Elizabeth Jill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  32. seaskyrain by Maria Massarella
    (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. A Christmas that almost never was by Dave Fitzgerald
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  37. Aliens, Coastlines, and All the Right Things to Say by Megan Guimbellot
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  38. In My Own Defence I Blame My Hotel by Anne Engelen
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  39. Loose particles by Julie Adams
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  40. Postcards to Edinburgh by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  41. More than Sometimes by Lori Blair
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  42. Unraveled Strands by Max Bouillet
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  43. Set Apart by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  44. I am just a platform. by Ashok Sharda
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  45. Eternal by Kristina Woodhill
    (Brilliant, 11 Votes)
  46. A Catchy Title Would Make You Want to Read This Poem by Bruce W Niedt
    (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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