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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 Silverstein131,440
2maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,600
3i have found what you are likee.e. cummings75,339
4A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,519
5Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,339
6EdgeSylvia Plath58,059
7Asking For RosesRobert Frost57,215
8The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,850
9Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,821
10Storm FearRobert Frost52,611
11I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson51,177
12all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,969
13Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,867
14RemembranceMaya Angelou47,229
15I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman45,422
16you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,737
17Little Treee.e. cummings44,611
18A ConceitMaya Angelou44,458
19Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,882
20Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,497
21A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson42,010
22The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,641
23nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,578
24Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,826
25A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,817
26To You.Walt Whitman40,756
27What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,810
28Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,398
29Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,991
30CeleryOgden Nash37,954
31in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,790
32The ReturnEzra Pound37,701
33If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,407
34but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings36,141
35For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,911
36The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,841
37the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,446
38Walt Whitman.Walt Whitman35,309
39A Sort Of A SongWilliam Carlos Williams35,155
40Christmas TreesRobert Frost34,950

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