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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 Silverstein128,502
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost94,987
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings88,634
4My ButterflyRobert Frost78,201
5Into My OwnRobert Frost76,757
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson76,618
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings76,608
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings74,632
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings73,065
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein72,491
11between the breastse.e. cummings69,955
122 little whose.e. cummings68,499
13i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings60,994
14The Starry NightAnne Sexton60,104
15All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings57,783
16Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver55,893
17EdgeSylvia Plath54,896
18Asking For RosesRobert Frost54,187
19The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost54,044
20Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox53,822
21If I should die,Emily Dickinson53,003
22I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson52,506
23in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,723
24Storm FearRobert Frost50,553
25As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman50,509
26The Span Of LifeRobert Frost49,110
27I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson49,016
28Everybody Tells Me EverythingOgden Nash48,509
29all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings47,957
30Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson47,170
31Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,081
32RemembranceMaya Angelou45,704
33The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost43,945
34you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,535
35A ConceitMaya Angelou43,096
36I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman42,887
37(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,540
38Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,271
39Little Treee.e. cummings40,821
40Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson40,724

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