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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 Silverstein128,821
2Ghost HouseRobert Frost95,262
3dying is fine)but Deathe.e. cummings88,901
4My ButterflyRobert Frost78,532
5Into My OwnRobert Frost76,996
6After great pain, a formal feeling comesEmily Dickinson76,919
7supposing i dreamed this)... (IX)e.e. cummings76,865
8maggie and milly and molly and maye.e. cummings74,822
9i have found what you are likee.e. cummings73,301
10A Boy Named SueShel Silverstein72,656
11between the breastse.e. cummings70,082
12i shall imagine lifee.e. cummings61,139
13The Starry NightAnne Sexton60,293
14Your Dog DiesRaymond Carver56,098
15EdgeSylvia Plath55,161
16Asking For RosesRobert Frost54,657
17The Death of the Hired ManRobert Frost54,252
18Love is EnoughElla Wheeler Wilcox53,998
19in spite of everythinge.e. cummings50,835
20As I Ponder’d in Silence.Walt Whitman50,768
21Storm FearRobert Frost50,714
22The Span Of LifeRobert Frost49,321
23I died for Beauty -- but was scarceEmily Dickinson49,238
24all which isn't singing is mere talkinge.e. cummings48,094
25Heart! We will forget him!Emily Dickinson47,394
26Boa ConstrictorShel Silverstein46,227
27RemembranceMaya Angelou45,889
28The Demiurge's LaughRobert Frost44,168
29you said Is (XIII)e.e. cummings43,632
30A ConceitMaya Angelou43,215
31I Hear America Singing.Walt Whitman43,086
32(will you teach a... (12)e.e. cummings41,641
33Sometimes I Am Alive Because Withe.e. cummings41,408
34Wild Nights -- Wild Nights!Emily Dickinson40,956
35Little Treee.e. cummings40,943
36A narrow Fellow in the GrassEmily Dickinson40,510
37The Great FiresJack Gilbert40,347
38nobody loses all the time (X)e.e. cummings39,928
39An Old Man's Winter NightRobert Frost39,023
40To You.Walt Whitman38,870

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