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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.

1Humanity i love youe.e. cummings509,983
2There is another skyEmily Dickinson278,778
3Bear In ThereShel Silverstein144,772
4Snowe.e. cummings143,095
5Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein125,368
6I heard a Fly buzz -- when I diedEmily Dickinson97,310
7Soliloquy In CirclesOgden Nash97,250
8Ghost HouseRobert Frost90,954
9dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings85,260
10Diving into the WreckAdrienne Rich76,042
11My ButterflyRobert Frost74,456
12After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson73,528
13supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings73,511
14Into My OwnRobert Frost73,264
15maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings72,718
16i have found what you are likee.e. cummings70,408
17A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein70,056
18between the breastse.e. cummings68,064
192 little whose.e. cummings66,307
20i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings58,732
21The Starry NightAnne Sexton57,005
22All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings55,850
23am was.e.e. cummings55,452
24Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver52,798
25The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost51,834
26EdgeSylvia Plath51,350
27I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson50,934
28Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox50,925
29Asking For RosesRobert Frost50,847
30Macavity: The Mystery CatT.S. Eliot50,264
31If I should die,Emily Dickinson50,008
32i am a little churche.e. cummings48,835
33in spite of everythinge.e. cummings48,813
34Storm FearRobert Frost48,250
35OctoberRobert Frost47,857
36As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman47,840
37To see the Summer SkyEmily Dickinson46,788
38The Span Of LifeRobert Frost46,577
39I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson46,504
40my sweet old etcetera... (X)e.e. cummings46,438

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