If Allen is going to do a weekly must-have tune of the week, perhaps I will post a weekly poem. ;-) I'm not a huge poetry reader -- perhaps because it takes time and energy to read poetry, and I cannot read it in large doses. But I have to agree with Catherine and give props to Wendell Berry. This is one of my recent favorites:
The Wish to Be Generous Wendell Berry
All that I serve will die, all my delights, the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field, the silent lilies standing in the woods, the woods, the hill, the whole earth, all will burn in man's evil, or dwindle in its own age. Let the world bring on me the sleep of darkness without stars, so I may know my little light taken from me into the seed of the beginning and the end, so I may bow to the mystery, and take my stand on the earth like a tree in a field, passing without haste or regret toward what will be, my life a patient willing descent into the grass.