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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.

1There is another skyEmily Dickinson267,866
2Bear In ThereShel Silverstein139,123
3Snowe.e. cummings137,559
4Quiet GirlLangston Hughes130,737
5Pioneers! O Pioneers!Walt Whitman128,195
6Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein122,184
7The Negro MotherLangston Hughes101,659
8I heard a Fly buzz -- when I diedEmily Dickinson93,152
9Soliloquy In CirclesOgden Nash93,135
10Ghost HouseRobert Frost86,490
11Mending WallRobert Frost83,114
12dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings81,101
13Diving into the WreckAdrienne Rich73,066
14maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings70,560
15supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings69,961
16After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson69,959
17AnteaterShel Silverstein69,544
18My ButterflyRobert Frost69,491
19Humanity i love youe.e. cummings69,369
20Into My OwnRobert Frost68,740
21i have found what you are likee.e. cummings67,221
22StarsRobert Frost66,734
23Acquainted With the NightRobert Frost66,150
24A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein65,887
25between the breastse.e. cummings65,608
26r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-re.e. cummings63,996
272 little whose.e. cummings63,282
28The Young HousewifeWilliam Carlos Williams59,888
29The GardenEzra Pound59,702
30Desert PlacesRobert Frost58,349
31You'reSylvia Plath57,145
32O Me! O Life!Walt Whitman56,754
33i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings56,043
34A man said to the universe:Stephen Crane54,436
35ProblemsLangston Hughes54,308
36JusticeLangston Hughes54,121
37All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings53,677
38The Starry NightAnne Sexton53,358
39am was.e.e. cummings53,146
40The Weary BluesLangston Hughes52,626

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