Richard Wilbur, The Beautifull Changes and Other Poems, New York, Harcourt, 1947.
The imminent singletax state,
The Negro rebellion, the rise
Of the nudist cult, the return
Of the Hasburgs, whatch and wait
The spirit and not the cause and neatly precipitate
What is not doctrine, what is not bound
To enclosured ground ; what stays ?
Lives that the caddis fly lays
Twist air and water, must lie
Long under water-how Saul
Cursed once the market babblers,
Righteous could watch them die !
How hid the trick is of justice, cannot go home, nor can leave,
But the dilemna, cherrished tyrannical,
While he despairs and burns