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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 Silverstein128,067
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost94,332
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings88,174
4My ButterflyRobert Frost77,721
5Into My OwnRobert Frost76,282
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson75,963
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings75,952
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings74,229
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings72,638
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein72,136
11between the breastse.e. cummings69,770
122 little whose.e. cummings68,087
13i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings60,734
14The Starry NightAnne Sexton59,723
15All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings57,523
16Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver55,316
17EdgeSylvia Plath54,486
18The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost53,621
19Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox53,481
20Asking For RosesRobert Frost53,424
21If I should die,Emily Dickinson52,537
22I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson52,297
23in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,458
24Storm FearRobert Frost50,277
25As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman50,026
26The Span Of LifeRobert Frost48,708
27I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson48,630
28Everybody Tells Me EverythingOgden Nash48,282
29all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings47,701
30Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson46,733
31Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein45,773
32RemembranceMaya Angelou45,408
33The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost43,519
34you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,358
35A ConceitMaya Angelou42,862
36I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman42,525
37(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,328
38Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,046
39Little Treee.e. cummings40,608
40Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson40,376

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