Jemima's Story, Chapter 1: You've Got Mail (panel 30)
Robert Frost is the exception to the "flowery, pretentious nonsense". I always liked Robert Frost. When I was really little my dad would read me Robert Frost, and he always affectionately referred to him as "Grandpa Frost". And that's the story of how I thought Robert Frost was my grandfather up until I was, like, eleven. No joke.

By the way, if you have a great need for Prohibition-era social-and-political-commentary-style poetry as told from the perspective of a cockroach (believe me, you do), I highly recommend looking up Don Marquis.