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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 Silverstein129,935
2My ButterflyRobert Frost79,820
3After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson78,064
4supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings78,055
5Into My OwnRobert Frost77,995
6maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings75,558
7i have found what you are likee.e. cummings74,110
8A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein73,398
9between the breastse.e. cummings70,624
10The Starry NightAnne Sexton61,154
11Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver57,136
12EdgeSylvia Plath56,409
13Asking For RosesRobert Frost56,068
14The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost54,978
15Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox54,743
16Storm FearRobert Frost51,512
17in spite of everythinge.e. cummings51,339
18The Span Of LifeRobert Frost50,379
19I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson49,939
20all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings48,693
21Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,849
22RemembranceMaya Angelou46,454
23The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost45,120
24you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,036
25I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman44,033
26A ConceitMaya Angelou43,639
27Little Treee.e. cummings43,531
28(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings42,183
29Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,995
30Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson41,542
31A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,118
32The Great FiresJack Gilbert40,849
33nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings40,532
34To You.Walt Whitman39,677
35An Old Man's Winter NightRobert Frost39,622
36A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich39,478
37Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath39,385
38What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay38,880
39The DanceWilliam Carlos Williams38,761
40Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson38,630

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