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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 Silverstein131,728
2maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,927
3i have found what you are likee.e. cummings75,745
4A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,760
5Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,541
6EdgeSylvia Plath58,362
7Asking For RosesRobert Frost57,488
8Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox56,078
9Storm FearRobert Frost52,863
10I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson51,488
11all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings50,305
12Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein48,059
13RemembranceMaya Angelou47,429
14I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman45,732
15you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,975
16Little Treee.e. cummings44,903
17A ConceitMaya Angelou44,667
18Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings43,117
19Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,724
20A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson42,237
21nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,881
22The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,821
23Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath41,110
24A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich41,089
25To You.Walt Whitman40,959
26What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay40,041
27Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,582
28Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe38,490
29CeleryOgden Nash38,167
30in a middle of a roome.e. cummings38,026
31The ReturnEzra Pound37,925
32If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,602
33but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings36,400
34For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman36,102
35The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson36,100
36the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,703
37Walt Whitman.Walt Whitman35,558
38A Sort Of A SongWilliam Carlos Williams35,422
39Christmas TreesRobert Frost35,215
40The Lockless DoorRobert Frost34,736

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