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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.

1Humanity i love youe.e. cummings510,360
2There is another skyEmily Dickinson279,203
3Bear In ThereShel Silverstein145,002
4Snowe.e. cummings143,346
5Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein125,504
6I heard a Fly buzz -- when I diedEmily Dickinson97,513
7Soliloquy In CirclesOgden Nash97,486
8Ghost HouseRobert Frost91,180
9dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings85,510
10Diving into the WreckAdrienne Rich76,237
11My ButterflyRobert Frost74,675
12After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson73,760
13supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings73,724
14Into My OwnRobert Frost73,476
15maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings72,855
16i have found what you are likee.e. cummings70,618
17A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein70,193
18between the breastse.e. cummings68,229
192 little whose.e. cummings66,435
20i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings58,905
21The Starry NightAnne Sexton57,244
22All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings55,982
23am was.e.e. cummings55,570
24Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver52,992
25The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost51,958
26EdgeSylvia Plath51,579
27Asking For RosesRobert Frost51,126
28Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox51,104
29I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson51,041
30Macavity: The Mystery CatT.S. Eliot50,489
31If I should die,Emily Dickinson50,246
32i am a little churche.e. cummings48,988
33in spite of everythinge.e. cummings48,954
34Storm FearRobert Frost48,394
35As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman48,027
36OctoberRobert Frost48,023
37To see the Summer SkyEmily Dickinson47,008
38The Span Of LifeRobert Frost46,731
39I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson46,698
40my sweet old etcetera... (X)e.e. cummings46,554

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