VMS Poetry Picks
Created by Misti
Winner: “Hope is a Thing with Feathers” Emily DickinsonTotal Entry Votes: 23

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

Voting is closed.Total Bracket Votes:495


Ranking Explained
  1. 1.7 “Hope is a Thing with Feathers” Emily Dickinson 100%2 FINAL Votes23 Total Votes
  2. 2.16 “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” Tupac Shakir 100%1 FINAL Vote25 Total Votes
  3. 3.27 "Sonnet 73" William Shakespeare 100%0 SEMIS Votes27 Total Votes
  4. 4.20 “And the Ghosts” Graham Foust 73.9%0 SEMIS Votes17 Total Votes
  5. 5.8 "Where the Sidewalk Ends" Shel Silverstein 100%3 RD8 Votes24 Total Votes
  6. 6.31 “Maggie and Milly and Molly and May” E. E. Cummings 100%2 RD8 Votes27 Total Votes
  7. 7.19 "O Captain! My Captain!" Walt Whitman 100%2 RD8 Votes23 Total Votes
  8. 8.21 "Fog" - Carl Sandbury 82.6%1 RD8 Vote19 Total Votes
  9. 9.3 “Hoods” Paul B. Janeczko 91.3%5 RD16 Votes21 Total Votes
  10. 10.24 “The Wreck of the Hesperus” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 73.9%3 RD16 Votes17 Total Votes
  11. 11.4 “Still I Rise” Maya Angelou 73.9%3 RD16 Votes17 Total Votes
  12. 12.10 “We Real Cool” Gwendolyn Brooks 69.6%3 RD16 Votes16 Total Votes
  13. 13.11 "Dreams" Langston Hughes 65.2%3 RD16 Votes15 Total Votes
  14. 14.1 "Imagine" John Lennon 65.2%2 RD16 Votes15 Total Votes
  15. 15.18 “I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud “ William Wordsworth 65.2%2 RD16 Votes15 Total Votes
  16. 16.5 “The Visitor” Jack Prelutsky 60.9%1 RD16 Vote14 Total Votes
  17. 17.17 “Fix You” Coldplay 100%12 RD32 Votes23 Total Votes
  18. 18.32 “Bridge over Troubled Water” Simon and Garfunkel 73.9%10 RD32 Votes17 Total Votes
  19. 19.9 “Tugboat at Daybreak” Lillian Morrison 56.5%10 RD32 Votes13 Total Votes
  20. 20.12 "Nothing Gold Can Stay" - Robert Frost 56.5%9 RD32 Votes13 Total Votes
  21. 21.29 "Rise" Katy Perry 100%8 RD32 Votes27 Total Votes
  22. 22.23 “Ode to a Large Tuna in the Market” Pablo Neruda 56.5%8 RD32 Votes13 Total Votes
  23. 23.26 “A Dream Within A Dream” Edgar Allan Poe 73.9%7 RD32 Votes17 Total Votes
  24. 24.13 "Haiku" Jack Kerouac 34.8%7 RD32 Votes8 Total Votes
  25. 25.15 “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” Dylan Thomas 43.5%6 RD32 Votes10 Total Votes
  26. 26.25 “So You Want to Be A Writer” Charles Bukowski 39.1%6 RD32 Votes9 Total Votes
  27. 27.28 “Ode to Family Photographs” Gary Soto 26.1%6 RD32 Votes6 Total Votes
  28. 28.22 "Tears" Alena Synkova 21.7%5 RD32 Votes5 Total Votes
  29. 29.30 “The Listeners” Walter De La Mare 34.8%4 RD32 Votes8 Total Votes
  30. 30.2 “The Clod and the Pebble” William Blake 26.1%4 RD32 Votes6 Total Votes
  31. 31.6 "I'd Like to Go Alone" Alena Synkova 17.4%3 RD32 Votes4 Total Votes
  32. 32.14 "The Storm" Jirka Polak 4.35%1 RD32 Vote1 Total Votes