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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.

1There is another skyEmily Dickinson271,331
2Bear In ThereShel Silverstein140,868
3Snowe.e. cummings139,322
4Quiet GirlLangston Hughes132,224
5Pioneers! O Pioneers!Walt Whitman129,642
6Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein123,064
7The Negro MotherLangston Hughes102,720
8I heard a Fly buzz -- when I diedEmily Dickinson94,660
9Soliloquy In CirclesOgden Nash94,648
10Ghost HouseRobert Frost87,870
11dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings82,620
12Diving into the WreckAdrienne Rich73,997
13After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson71,421
14supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings71,420
15maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings71,415
16My ButterflyRobert Frost71,111
17Humanity i love youe.e. cummings70,417
18Into My OwnRobert Frost70,030
19i have found what you are likee.e. cummings68,326
20StarsRobert Frost68,162
21A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein67,363
22Acquainted With the NightRobert Frost67,244
23between the breastse.e. cummings66,462
24r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-re.e. cummings64,825
252 little whose.e. cummings64,548
26The GardenEzra Pound61,752
27The Young HousewifeWilliam Carlos Williams61,297
28Desert PlacesRobert Frost59,463
29You'reSylvia Plath58,757
30O Me! O Life!Walt Whitman57,917
31i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings56,925
32ProblemsLangston Hughes55,192
33The Starry NightAnne Sexton54,576
34All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings54,422
35am was.e.e. cummings53,969
36The Weary BluesLangston Hughes53,569
37Black riders came from the sea.Stephen Crane52,377
38you being in love... (XII)e.e. cummings51,675
39l(ae.e. cummings51,324
40Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver50,592

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