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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 Silverstein130,857
2Into My OwnRobert Frost78,953
3maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,180
4i have found what you are likee.e. cummings74,833
5A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,091
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver57,950
7EdgeSylvia Plath57,365
8Asking For RosesRobert Frost56,789
9The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,519
10Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,398
11Storm FearRobert Frost52,158
12I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,583
13all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,410
14Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,465
15RemembranceMaya Angelou46,911
16I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman44,862
17you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,456
18Little Treee.e. cummings44,208
19A ConceitMaya Angelou44,121
20(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings42,836
21Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,547
22Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,122
23A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,669
24The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,336
25nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,176
26To You.Walt Whitman40,367
27A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,210
28Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,190
29What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,446
30Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,075
31This was a Poet -- It is ThatEmily Dickinson38,701
32CeleryOgden Nash37,588
33Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,588
34in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,419
35The ReturnEzra Pound37,341
36If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,023
37but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings35,743
38For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,551
39The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,446
40the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,094

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