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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 Silverstein129,648
2dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings89,751
3My ButterflyRobert Frost79,475
4After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson77,814
5supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings77,812
6Into My OwnRobert Frost77,721
7maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings75,392
8i have found what you are likee.e. cummings73,915
9A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein73,211
10between the breastse.e. cummings70,488
11i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings61,582
12The Starry NightAnne Sexton60,919
13Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver56,888
14EdgeSylvia Plath56,147
15Asking For RosesRobert Frost55,801
16The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost54,808
17Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox54,557
18As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman51,461
19Storm FearRobert Frost51,300
20in spite of everythinge.e. cummings51,202
21The Span Of LifeRobert Frost50,155
22I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson49,758
23all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings48,552
24Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,655
25RemembranceMaya Angelou46,316
26The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost44,825
27you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,905
28I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman43,771
29A ConceitMaya Angelou43,519
30Little Treee.e. cummings43,366
31(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings42,048
32Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,810
33Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson41,389
34A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson40,940
35The Great FiresJack Gilbert40,713
36nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings40,391
37To You.Walt Whitman39,478
38An Old Man's Winter NightRobert Frost39,461
39A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich39,291
40Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath39,076

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