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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 Silverstein131,975
2maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings77,198
3i have found what you are likee.e. cummings76,087
4A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein75,047
5Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,772
6EdgeSylvia Plath58,648
7Asking For RosesRobert Frost57,739
8Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox56,338
9Storm FearRobert Frost53,092
10all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings50,634
11Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein48,258
12RemembranceMaya Angelou47,628
13I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman46,057
14you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings45,222
15Little Treee.e. cummings45,163
16A ConceitMaya Angelou44,886
17Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings43,353
18Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,974
19A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson42,417
20nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings42,157
21The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,997
22A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich41,374
23Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath41,348
24What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay40,309
25Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,805
26Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe39,089
27CeleryOgden Nash38,334
28in a middle of a roome.e. cummings38,257
29The ReturnEzra Pound38,089
30If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,795
31but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings36,645
32The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson36,332
33For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman36,287
34the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,968
35Walt Whitman.Walt Whitman35,793
36A Sort Of A SongWilliam Carlos Williams35,613
37Christmas TreesRobert Frost35,445
38The Lockless DoorRobert Frost34,979
39The TelephoneRobert Frost34,362
40EldoradoEdgar Allan Poe34,169

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