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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 Silverstein132,338
2maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings77,512
3i have found what you are likee.e. cummings77,271
4A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein75,449
5EdgeSylvia Plath59,097
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver59,079
7Asking For RosesRobert Frost58,083
8Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox56,755
9Storm FearRobert Frost53,419
10all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings51,845
11Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein48,578
12RemembranceMaya Angelou47,906
13I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman46,530
14you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings45,520
15Little Treee.e. cummings45,470
16A ConceitMaya Angelou45,299
17Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings43,630
18Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson43,332
19A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson42,724
20nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings42,440
21The Great FiresJack Gilbert42,271
22Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath41,845
23A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich41,741
24What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay40,629
25Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson40,139
26Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe39,369
27CeleryOgden Nash38,638
28in a middle of a roome.e. cummings38,564
29The ReturnEzra Pound38,464
30If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson38,056
31but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings36,938
32The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson36,631
33For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman36,600
34the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings36,284
35Walt Whitman.Walt Whitman36,166
36A Sort Of A SongWilliam Carlos Williams35,977
37Christmas TreesRobert Frost35,762
38The Lockless DoorRobert Frost35,357
39The TelephoneRobert Frost34,650
40EldoradoEdgar Allan Poe34,420

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