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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.

1There is another skyEmily Dickinson270,889
2Bear In ThereShel Silverstein140,670
3Snowe.e. cummings139,129
4Quiet GirlLangston Hughes132,057
5Pioneers! O Pioneers!Walt Whitman129,414
6Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein122,959
7The Negro MotherLangston Hughes102,622
8Soliloquy In CirclesOgden Nash94,522
9I heard a Fly buzz -- when I diedEmily Dickinson94,516
10Ghost HouseRobert Frost87,698
11Mending WallRobert Frost83,993
12dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings82,463
13Diving into the WreckAdrienne Rich73,868
14maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings71,331
15After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson71,284
16supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings71,262
17My ButterflyRobert Frost70,939
18AnteaterShel Silverstein70,335
19Humanity i love youe.e. cummings70,311
20Into My OwnRobert Frost69,857
21i have found what you are likee.e. cummings68,208
22StarsRobert Frost68,013
23A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein67,212
24Acquainted With the NightRobert Frost67,127
25between the breastse.e. cummings66,338
26r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-re.e. cummings64,665
272 little whose.e. cummings64,442
28The GardenEzra Pound61,502
29The Young HousewifeWilliam Carlos Williams61,157
30Desert PlacesRobert Frost59,332
31You'reSylvia Plath58,544
32O Me! O Life!Walt Whitman57,792
33i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings56,824
34A man said to the universe:Stephen Crane55,815
35ProblemsLangston Hughes55,119
36JusticeLangston Hughes55,031
37The Starry NightAnne Sexton54,435
38All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings54,323
39am was.e.e. cummings53,851
40The Weary BluesLangston Hughes53,467

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