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Top 40 Poems at American Poems

Since I switched the American Poems site over to a database format (not really visible to you as a user), I am able to do a lot of cool things. One is to list the forty most read poems on the site. So on this page you can see how many times the most popular poems have been read since February 28, 2004.

1Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein127,576
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost93,614
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings87,759
4My ButterflyRobert Frost77,258
5Into My OwnRobert Frost75,816
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson75,563
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings75,556
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings73,983
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings72,341
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein71,826
11between the breastse.e. cummings69,566
122 little whose.e. cummings67,805
13i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings60,492
14The Starry NightAnne Sexton59,348
15All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings57,326
16Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver54,952
17EdgeSylvia Plath54,047
18The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost53,292
19Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox53,068
20Asking For RosesRobert Frost52,991
21If I should die,Emily Dickinson52,150
22I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson52,122
23in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,272
24Storm FearRobert Frost49,999
25As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman49,619
26The Span Of LifeRobert Frost48,356
27I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson48,224
28Everybody Tells Me EverythingOgden Nash48,046
29all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings47,470
30Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson46,464
31Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein45,510
32RemembranceMaya Angelou45,161
33you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,215
34The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost43,174
35A ConceitMaya Angelou42,653
36I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman42,108
37(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,163
38Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings40,841
39Little Treee.e. cummings40,360
40Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson40,087

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