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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 Silverstein130,124
2Into My OwnRobert Frost78,206
3maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings75,659
4i have found what you are likee.e. cummings74,236
5A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein73,531
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver57,356
7EdgeSylvia Plath56,591
8Asking For RosesRobert Frost56,239
9The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,083
10Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox54,879
11Storm FearRobert Frost51,656
12in spite of everythinge.e. cummings51,435
13The Span Of LifeRobert Frost50,521
14I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,099
15all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings48,812
16Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,968
17RemembranceMaya Angelou46,551
18I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman44,214
19you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,126
20A ConceitMaya Angelou43,730
21Little Treee.e. cummings43,658
22(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings42,306
23Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,120
24Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson41,650
25A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,292
26The Great FiresJack Gilbert40,952
27nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings40,656
28To You.Walt Whitman39,840
29An Old Man's Winter NightRobert Frost39,738
30A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich39,638
31Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath39,593
32What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,002
33The DanceWilliam Carlos Williams38,893
34Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson38,724
35This was a Poet -- It is ThatEmily Dickinson38,162
36CeleryOgden Nash37,204
37Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,140
38in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,016
39The ReturnEzra Pound36,676
40If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson36,547

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