Since the first time I read poetry by Ogden Nash in the fourth grade, I do believe he has been my favorite poet. His irreverent style and creative use of words reflect my inner bard. I introduced him to my children recently. My youngest was required to memorize a poem for class, and the choices available were deplorable (no rhyme or meter, and boring content). My kids were most impressed that I could rattle off this ditty after so many years.
The Turtle by Odgen Nash:
The turtle lives twixt plated decks
Which practically conceal its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.