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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 Silverstein131,094
2Into My OwnRobert Frost79,205
3maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,346
4i have found what you are likee.e. cummings75,063
5A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,293
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,100
7EdgeSylvia Plath57,676
8Asking For RosesRobert Frost56,964
9The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,653
10Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,577
11Storm FearRobert Frost52,331
12I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,803
13all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,663
14Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,641
15RemembranceMaya Angelou47,031
16I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman45,128
17you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,570
18Little Treee.e. cummings44,382
19A ConceitMaya Angelou44,294
20(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings43,112
21Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,699
22Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,270
23A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,829
24The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,471
25nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,339
26To You.Walt Whitman40,524
27A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,471
28Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,403
29What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,603
30Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,234
31This was a Poet -- It is ThatEmily Dickinson38,844
32Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,749
33CeleryOgden Nash37,746
34in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,565
35The ReturnEzra Pound37,495
36If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,174
37but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings35,908
38For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,702
39The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,617
40the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,221

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