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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 Dickinson273,521
2Bear In ThereShel Silverstein141,857
3Snowe.e. cummings140,345
4Quiet GirlLangston Hughes133,036
5Pioneers! O Pioneers!Walt Whitman130,466
6Picture Puzzle PieceShel Silverstein123,537
7The Negro MotherLangston Hughes103,327
8I heard a Fly buzz -- when I diedEmily Dickinson95,313
9Soliloquy In CirclesOgden Nash95,265
10Ghost HouseRobert Frost88,680
11dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings83,232
12Diving into the WreckAdrienne Rich74,561
13After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson71,981
14supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings71,955
15My ButterflyRobert Frost71,943
16maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings71,736
17Humanity i love youe.e. cummings70,976
18Into My OwnRobert Frost70,837
19i have found what you are likee.e. cummings68,934
20StarsRobert Frost68,910
21A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein68,065
22Acquainted With the NightRobert Frost67,789
23between the breastse.e. cummings66,893
24r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-re.e. cummings65,282
252 little whose.e. cummings64,995
26The Young HousewifeWilliam Carlos Williams62,044
27Desert PlacesRobert Frost60,155
28i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings57,339
29ProblemsLangston Hughes55,695
30The Starry NightAnne Sexton55,185
31All in green went my love ridinge.e. cummings54,791
32am was.e.e. cummings54,399
33The Weary BluesLangston Hughes53,880
34Black riders came from the sea.Stephen Crane52,877
35you being in love... (XII)e.e. cummings51,979
36Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver51,183
37The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost50,705
38Spring And AllWilliam Carlos Williams50,037
39I never saw a Moor --Emily Dickinson49,987
40Woman WorkMaya Angelou49,295

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