My most visited hub is a collection of Silly Limericks. I don't even think they are that well written. It was my second hub and I stumbled onto something. After one month it was leaving all of my other hubs in the dust. (I was tweeting my hubs to announce publishing them, if you are wondering.)
As far as I can tell, the combination of the words, limerick, silly, and a random female name, attracts hits like honey attracts bears. There are not a lot of repeat visits. Once limericks are read, they are not as fun. Still I get hits every other day on that particular hub. My Ice Cream recipe is catching up in terms of views, and steady traffic, and I hope will pass the limericks up before summer is over.
Try publishing a collection of your poetry. You can give the collection a title geared toward google searches and retain the creative control over your poems. I am not a poet, so let me know if it works, assuming you try that out.