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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 Silverstein130,980
2Into My OwnRobert Frost79,099
3maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,275
4i have found what you are likee.e. cummings74,976
5A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein74,226
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver58,040
7EdgeSylvia Plath57,539
8Asking For RosesRobert Frost56,901
9The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,607
10Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,494
11Storm FearRobert Frost52,277
12I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,722
13all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,542
14Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,572
15RemembranceMaya Angelou46,989
16I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman45,034
17you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,522
18Little Treee.e. cummings44,310
19A ConceitMaya Angelou44,253
20(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings42,984
21Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,648
22Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson42,229
23A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,776
24The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,415
25nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,266
26To You.Walt Whitman40,461
27A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,375
28Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,320
29What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,541
30Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson39,189
31This was a Poet -- It is ThatEmily Dickinson38,792
32CeleryOgden Nash37,700
33Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,691
34in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,500
35The ReturnEzra Pound37,438
36If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson37,116
37but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings35,833
38For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,643
39The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,551
40the way to hump a cow is not... (14)e.e. cummings35,170

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