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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.

PoemPoetViews
1Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein131,348
2maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,521
3i have found what you are likee.e. cummings75,246
4A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,446
5Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,266
6EdgeSylvia Plath57,971
7Asking For RosesRobert Frost57,143
8The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,803
9Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,749
10Storm FearRobert Frost52,542
11I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson51,072
12all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,875
13Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,805
14RemembranceMaya Angelou47,159
15I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman45,348
16you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,679
17Little Treee.e. cummings44,532
18A ConceitMaya Angelou44,406
19Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,817
20Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,441
21A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,970
22The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,587
23nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,512
24A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,754
25Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,741
26To You.Walt Whitman40,685
27What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,750
28Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,348
29Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,903
30CeleryOgden Nash37,891
31in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,721
32The ReturnEzra Pound37,641
33If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,339
34but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings36,060
35For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,847
36The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,773
37the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,373
38Walt Whitman.Walt Whitman35,200
39A Sort Of A SongWilliam Carlos Williams35,092
40Christmas TreesRobert Frost34,892

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