This thread is for all things poetical, be it hocking your fave poems, writing your own unprintable **** or artfully disguising insults that would otherwise get you permabanned.
Haikus are acceptable, but merge this thread with that abomination at your peril.
Personally, my favourite poems aren't really what you'd expect. I've had all manner of crap shoved down my throat at school and uni like Coleridge (Rime of the Ancient Mariner), Henry Lawson, the odd Shakespeare sonnet and wanky free-verse-merchants like Szyrnecki (cbf Googling to confirm). Waded through my fair share of emo poetry to boot.
The ones I liked the most were the ones that I chanced upon myself. The runner-up being The Old Australian Ways by that ocker old sort AB Paterson:
Fairly sure Burgey enjoys his stuff, too, if his old sig is anything to go by. Sunlit plains extended, UIMM?
The winner is fairly unexpected. Despite lately being well sick of the environmental lobby (mainly because student politicians like to beat it with a biodegradeable stick, not least making a carbon-neutral campus FFS) and having not revisited his gems for a good decade, my favourite poem is The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Just sums the whole ecology schtick up nicely, really - in ways a child can understand and a poet can appreciate.
Just to satisfy
All you mother****ing trolls
Here's a haiku, ****s.