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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 Silverstein129,005
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost95,448
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings89,069
4My ButterflyRobert Frost78,764
5Into My OwnRobert Frost77,152
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson77,130
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings77,123
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings74,933
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings73,427
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein72,786
11between the breastse.e. cummings70,145
12i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings61,224
13The Starry NightAnne Sexton60,422
14Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver56,255
15EdgeSylvia Plath55,324
16Asking For RosesRobert Frost54,935
17The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost54,369
18Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox54,145
19As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman50,931
20in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,919
21Storm FearRobert Frost50,849
22The Span Of LifeRobert Frost49,514
23I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson49,356
24all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings48,184
25Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson47,512
26Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,313
27RemembranceMaya Angelou45,984
28The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost44,292
29you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,683
30A ConceitMaya Angelou43,266
31I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman43,216
32(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,701
33Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,481
34Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson41,052
35Little Treee.e. cummings41,034
36A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson40,594
37The Great FiresJack Gilbert40,414
38nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings40,030
39An Old Man's Winter NightRobert Frost39,104
40To You.Walt Whitman38,963

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