Who is your favourite Poet?Watch
My poetry shelves: (Click for full-size)
Well, I translate them myself in my spare time with the help of a friend and I can't say I feel anything but underwhelmed. Some Arabic poems are delightful though. People only likes his poetry because.....well, he's a Sheikh.
Thomas Hardy is a bit hit and miss for me as well. At times he can be so incredibly seasoned and dexterous in his penmanship but then he goes ruins it all for himself with Tess d'Urbervilles.
(Milton comes in at a close second, but that rests almost solely on Paradise Lost.)