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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 Silverstein128,225
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost94,573
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings88,321
4My ButterflyRobert Frost77,885
5Into My OwnRobert Frost76,428
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson76,204
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings76,193
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings74,352
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings72,793
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein72,261
11between the breastse.e. cummings69,838
122 little whose.e. cummings68,231
13i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings60,823
14The Starry NightAnne Sexton59,867
15All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings57,600
16Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver55,552
17EdgeSylvia Plath54,636
18The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost53,758
19Asking For RosesRobert Frost53,661
20Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox53,596
21If I should die,Emily Dickinson52,689
22I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson52,379
23in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,562
24Storm FearRobert Frost50,367
25As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman50,193
26The Span Of LifeRobert Frost48,853
27I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson48,764
28Everybody Tells Me EverythingOgden Nash48,369
29all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings47,787
30Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson46,894
31Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein45,893
32RemembranceMaya Angelou45,511
33The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost43,683
34you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,418
35A ConceitMaya Angelou42,948
36I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman42,645
37(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,411
38Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,117
39Little Treee.e. cummings40,672
40Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson40,483

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