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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
1There is another skyEmily Dickinson270,362
2Bear In ThereShel Silverstein140,382
3Snowe.e. cummings138,873
4Quiet GirlLangston Hughes131,807
5Pioneers! O Pioneers!Walt Whitman129,194
6Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein122,833
7The Negro MotherLangston Hughes102,457
8I heard a Fly buzz -- when I diedEmily Dickinson94,275
9Soliloquy In CirclesOgden Nash94,264
10Ghost HouseRobert Frost87,500
11Mending WallRobert Frost83,810
12dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings82,190
13Diving into the WreckAdrienne Rich73,732
14maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings71,162
15After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson71,034
16supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings71,029
17My ButterflyRobert Frost70,685
18AnteaterShel Silverstein70,193
19Humanity i love youe.e. cummings70,134
20Into My OwnRobert Frost69,649
21i have found what you are likee.e. cummings68,013
22StarsRobert Frost67,839
23A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein66,967
24Acquainted With the NightRobert Frost66,928
25between the breastse.e. cummings66,145
26r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-re.e. cummings64,507
272 little whose.e. cummings64,179
28The GardenEzra Pound61,168
29The Young HousewifeWilliam Carlos Williams60,872
30Desert PlacesRobert Frost59,110
31You'reSylvia Plath58,284
32O Me! O Life!Walt Whitman57,523
33i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings56,668
34A man said to the universe:Stephen Crane55,582
35ProblemsLangston Hughes54,990
36JusticeLangston Hughes54,876
37The Starry NightAnne Sexton54,248
38All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings54,165
39am was.e.e. cummings53,703
40The Weary BluesLangston Hughes53,328

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