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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 Silverstein131,285
2maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,482
3i have found what you are likee.e. cummings75,218
4A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,416
5Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,240
6EdgeSylvia Plath57,926
7Asking For RosesRobert Frost57,109
8The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,784
9Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,725
10Storm FearRobert Frost52,507
11I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,993
12all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,843
13Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,779
14RemembranceMaya Angelou47,144
15I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman45,298
16you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,662
17Little Treee.e. cummings44,505
18A ConceitMaya Angelou44,390
19Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,797
20Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,415
21A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,949
22The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,577
23nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,485
24A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,710
25Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,686
26To You.Walt Whitman40,668
27What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,728
28Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,330
29Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,874
30CeleryOgden Nash37,873
31in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,701
32The ReturnEzra Pound37,617
33If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,325
34but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings36,024
35For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,829
36The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,748
37the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,346
38Walt Whitman.Walt Whitman35,185
39A Sort Of A SongWilliam Carlos Williams35,036
40Christmas TreesRobert Frost34,874

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