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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 Silverstein129,287
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost95,707
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings89,341
4My ButterflyRobert Frost79,103
5After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson77,446
6supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings77,443
7Into My OwnRobert Frost77,385
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings75,101
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings73,594
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein72,955
11between the breastse.e. cummings70,287
12i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings61,338
13The Starry NightAnne Sexton60,608
14Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver56,478
15EdgeSylvia Plath55,635
16Asking For RosesRobert Frost55,330
17The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost54,534
18Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox54,307
19As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman51,139
20in spite of everythinge.e. cummings51,028
21Storm FearRobert Frost51,016
22The Span Of LifeRobert Frost49,831
23I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson49,515
24all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings48,310
25Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson47,655
26Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,432
27RemembranceMaya Angelou46,138
28The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost44,472
29you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,771
30I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman43,463
31A ConceitMaya Angelou43,363
32Little Treee.e. cummings43,094
33(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,826
34Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,609
35Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson41,192
36A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson40,712
37The Great FiresJack Gilbert40,534
38nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings40,171
39An Old Man's Winter NightRobert Frost39,236
40To You.Walt Whitman39,160

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