Wiktionary:Frequency lists/Contemporary poetry
This is a word frequency list, based on over 511,000 words of contemporary poetry gathered online.
Regular plurals are combined with their singular forms (tree, trees; box, boxes). Variations of a verb ending in -ed, -ing or -(e)s are lumped together with their root verb (smile, smiled, smiling, smiles). Adjective forms ending in -er or -est are included with their positive form (sad, sadder, saddest). And words ending in -'s are grouped with the form without the apostrophe (boy, boy's; everything, everything's), except for a few common contractions (it's; that's).