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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 Silverstein132,202
2maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings77,391
3i have found what you are likee.e. cummings76,365
4A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein75,281
5Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,946
6EdgeSylvia Plath58,940
7Asking For RosesRobert Frost57,934
8Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox56,553
9Storm FearRobert Frost53,292
10all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings50,896
11Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein48,447
12RemembranceMaya Angelou47,804
13I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman46,342
14you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings45,368
15Little Treee.e. cummings45,336
16A ConceitMaya Angelou45,123
17Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings43,522
18Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson43,183
19A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson42,614
20nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings42,331
21The Great FiresJack Gilbert42,162
22Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath41,710
23A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich41,608
24What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay40,502
25Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,987
26Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe39,274
27CeleryOgden Nash38,534
28in a middle of a roome.e. cummings38,436
29The ReturnEzra Pound38,295
30If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,957
31but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings36,835
32The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson36,492
33For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman36,484
34the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings36,152
35Walt Whitman.Walt Whitman36,032
36A Sort Of A SongWilliam Carlos Williams35,817
37Christmas TreesRobert Frost35,632
38The Lockless DoorRobert Frost35,201
39The TelephoneRobert Frost34,524
40EldoradoEdgar Allan Poe34,328

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