My daughter and I (45 and 7 years old respectively) are looking for some new poetry to enjoy. We like to be entertained and don't like to be condescended to although inspired nonsense is great. We have found and love Lewis Carroll and Shel Silverstein.
Totally obvious one(s) I'm forgetting right now because of an extreme case of fried brain, I'll take a gander at my poetry-loving daughter's shelf and report back tomorrow.
Oh that was one, "The Cremation of Sam McGee." She really loved it. Not nonsense per se but kinda creepy and great fun to declaim dramatically. I think 7 was right around when she memorized most of it.
Obviously for kids Longfellows epic poems are a story and a snack. All Longfellow poems go with hit chocolate . Id wait till they are about 9 and then start em with some of the easier Frost poems about New ENgland life. Then Coleridge when they are maybe 12