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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 Silverstein130,483
2Into My OwnRobert Frost78,594
3maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings75,900
4i have found what you are likee.e. cummings74,524
5A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein73,806
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver57,704
7EdgeSylvia Plath56,909
8Asking For RosesRobert Frost56,519
9The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,300
10Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,128
11Storm FearRobert Frost51,932
12The Span Of LifeRobert Frost50,855
13I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,346
14all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,101
15Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,241
16RemembranceMaya Angelou46,744
17I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman44,560
18you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,289
19Little Treee.e. cummings43,922
20A ConceitMaya Angelou43,920
21(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings42,583
22Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,339
23Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson41,887
24A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,463
25The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,119
26nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings40,913
27To You.Walt Whitman40,130
28A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich39,904
29Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath39,894
30What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,231
31Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson38,893
32This was a Poet -- It is ThatEmily Dickinson38,422
33CeleryOgden Nash37,392
34Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,387
35in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,208
36The ReturnEzra Pound37,049
37If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson36,796
38Gathering LeavesRobert Frost35,985
39but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings35,531
40For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,331

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