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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 Silverstein130,683
2Into My OwnRobert Frost78,757
3maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings76,026
4i have found what you are likee.e. cummings74,662
5A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein73,936
6Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver57,819
7EdgeSylvia Plath57,125
8Asking For RosesRobert Frost56,655
9The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost55,411
10Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox55,270
11Storm FearRobert Frost52,040
12I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson50,450
13all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings49,241
14Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein47,342
15RemembranceMaya Angelou46,821
16I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman44,703
17you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings44,353
18Little Treee.e. cummings44,055
19A ConceitMaya Angelou43,992
20(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings42,674
21Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings42,427
22Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson41,995
23A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson41,556
24The Great FiresJack Gilbert41,231
25nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings41,046
26To You.Walt Whitman40,240
27Two Sisters Of PersephoneSylvia Plath40,048
28A Valediction Forbidding MourningAdrienne Rich40,048
29What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, And Where, And Why (Sonnet XLIII)Edna St. Vincent Millay39,321
30Mr Flood's PartyEdwin Arlington Robinson38,961
31This was a Poet -- It is ThatEmily Dickinson38,547
32Annabel LeeEdgar Allan Poe37,482
33CeleryOgden Nash37,472
34in a middle of a roome.e. cummings37,294
35The ReturnEzra Pound37,191
36If I can stop one Heart from breakingEmily Dickinson36,920
37Gathering LeavesRobert Frost36,076
38but if a living dance upon dead mindse.e. cummings35,611
39For Him I Sing.Walt Whitman35,433
40The Snow-StormRalph Waldo Emerson35,314

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