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Poetry Connection Top 30 Poems

There are many poems in the Poetry Connection archive, and they all have something to tell us. But some of these poems are extra special, causing people to read them more than others. Why? Hard to tell, but we all have our favorites. Anyway, on this page I have collected the 30 poems from the archive that have been viewed the most. I leave it up to you to decide why these are so special.

PoemPoetViews
1 I Taught Myself To Live Simply Anna Akhmatova 261,613
2 Ben Jonson Algernon Charles Swinburne 225,408
3 Brown Penny William Butler Yeats 132,281
4 Annus Mirabilis Philip Larkin 100,472
5 Poem: To My Wife - With A Copy Of My Poems Oscar Wilde 97,598
6 I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You Pablo Neruda 95,955
7 XVII (I do not love you...) Pablo Neruda 91,706
8 And Death Shall Have No Dominion Dylan Thomas 90,381
9 Sestina Elizabeth Bishop 80,892
10 If You Forget Me Pablo Neruda 78,642
11 Love Sonnet XVII Pablo Neruda 77,176
12 Funeral Blues W. H. Auden 75,071
13 Toads Philip Larkin 69,253
14 The Trees Philip Larkin 68,615
15 When We Two Parted Lord Byron 68,045
16 High Windows Philip Larkin 65,256
17 You Fit Into Me Margaret Atwood 65,061
18 Sonnet 43 - How do I love thee? Let me count the ways Elizabeth Barrett Browning 63,900
19 When Death Comes Mary Oliver 62,617
20 Poem: With A Copy Of 'A House Of Pomegranates' Oscar Wilde 61,847
21 Tonight I Can Write Pablo Neruda 58,685
22 If I Could Tell You W. H. Auden 57,873
23 The Journey Mary Oliver 57,236
24 The New Poetry Handbook Mark Strand 56,308
25 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night Dylan Thomas 55,707
26 To The Queen Alfred Lord Tennyson 54,491
27 This Be The Verse Philip Larkin 52,634
28 I Like For You To Be Still Pablo Neruda 52,422
29 Self-pity D.H. Lawrence 50,011
30 My Papa's Waltz Theodore Roethke 47,265

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