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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 Silverstein128,725
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost95,183
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings88,812
4My ButterflyRobert Frost78,411
5Into My OwnRobert Frost76,910
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson76,800
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings76,776
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings74,759
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings73,202
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein72,598
11between the breastse.e. cummings70,050
122 little whose.e. cummings68,659
13i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings61,088
14The Starry NightAnne Sexton60,234
15All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings57,844
16Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver56,030
17EdgeSylvia Plath55,079
18Asking For RosesRobert Frost54,469
19The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost54,171
20Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox53,930
21If I should die,Emily Dickinson53,177
22I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson52,604
23in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,797
24Storm FearRobert Frost50,669
25As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman50,664
26The Span Of LifeRobert Frost49,239
27I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson49,150
28Everybody Tells Me EverythingOgden Nash48,593
29all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings48,040
30Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson47,314
31Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,170
32RemembranceMaya Angelou45,825
33The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost44,084
34you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,590
35A ConceitMaya Angelou43,175
36I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman43,010
37(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,596
38Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,352
39Little Treee.e. cummings40,887
40Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson40,872

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