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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 Silverstein127,810
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost93,899
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings87,954
4My ButterflyRobert Frost77,467
5Into My OwnRobert Frost76,045
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson75,731
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings75,701
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings74,076
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings72,460
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein71,962
11between the breastse.e. cummings69,655
122 little whose.e. cummings67,910
13i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings60,599
14The Starry NightAnne Sexton59,528
15All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings57,406
16Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver55,105
17EdgeSylvia Plath54,224
18The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost53,418
19Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox53,254
20Asking For RosesRobert Frost53,120
21If I should die,Emily Dickinson52,330
22I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson52,193
23in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,356
24Storm FearRobert Frost50,124
25As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman49,763
26The Span Of LifeRobert Frost48,492
27I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson48,393
28Everybody Tells Me EverythingOgden Nash48,153
29all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings47,596
30Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson46,549
31Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein45,624
32RemembranceMaya Angelou45,258
33The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost43,284
34you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,265
35A ConceitMaya Angelou42,743
36I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman42,267
37(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,240
38Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings40,938
39Little Treee.e. cummings40,474
40Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson40,197

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