@e-b-raulands I’ve never heard of any of those poems before I will have to look them up! I don’t really have a favorite poet but ones that I read a lot are Emily Dickenson and Shel Silverstein. As to poetry forms, I write either free-form which never really turns out, or a very basic ABAB pattern with meter that usually turns out a lot better. What about you?
(And on a side note I agree with the Wordsmith about reading N.D.Wilson. All his books are good and almost all of then are just absolutely amazing! Even his non-fiction which is thoughtful and beautiful.)