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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 Silverstein131,208
2Into My OwnRobert Frost79,359
3maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,420
4i have found what you are likee.e. cummings75,166
5A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,366
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,191
7EdgeSylvia Plath57,846
8Asking For RosesRobert Frost57,056
9The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,740
10Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,675
11Storm FearRobert Frost52,437
12I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,919
13all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,766
14Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,714
15RemembranceMaya Angelou47,118
16I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman45,237
17you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,623
18Little Treee.e. cummings44,450
19A ConceitMaya Angelou44,350
20(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings43,263
21Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,757
22Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,359
23A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,905
24The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,545
25nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,419
26To You.Walt Whitman40,619
27A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,605
28Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,558
29What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,696
30Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,292
31This was a Poet -- It is ThatEmily Dickinson38,928
32CeleryOgden Nash37,825
33Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,818
34in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,632
35The ReturnEzra Pound37,578
36If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,283
37but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings35,981
38For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,793
39The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,694
40the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,282

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