I think it better that in times like these a poets mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right
To A Friend
by William Carlos Williams
Well, Lizzie Anderson! seventeen men—and
the baby hard to find a father for!
What will the good Father in Heaven say
to the local judge if he do not solve this problem?
A little two-pointed smile and—pouff!—
the law is changed into a mouthful of phrases.