So, without further ado:
The Whole Duty of a Poem
by Arthur Guiterman
A poem should be, as our best ever are,
Golden of heart like a rose or a star.
A poem should be, like the brook that you hear
Sing down the mountainside, lovely and clear.
Yet in it's music a poem should hold
That which is felt but may never be told.
Other contributors this week include: Melissa at Here in the Bonny Glen, giving tribute to the poem that inspired the title of her new blog. Book Buds gives us a little e e cummings. Jen Robinson shares the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (I love that poem). Liz at A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy gives us a little baseball (I just read that one to my son last night). The Scholar's Blog got a jump start with Poetry Thursday. Bookshelves of Doom speaks of poetry controversy. Chris Barton brings us a book review. Little Willow opens us to the realm of possibilities and Chicken Spaghetti shares some Julia Donaldson.
I'll add more contributors if I become aware of them.
Edited to add, MotherReader and her Ode to Mo, and and ode to wild geese over at Blog from the Windowsill.