Somehow (I suspect my father-in-law) we wound up with a copy of the book "Selected Verse of Ogden Nash," (published 1931). It never fails to put a smile on my face. Here's a couple examples:
Some primal termite knocked on wood
And tasted it, and found it good,
And that is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today.
Here's a verse about rabbits
That doesn't mention their habits.