It's another wonderful Atticus pick this week, one of which I wholeheartedly approve -- the amazing W. H. Auden:
The Unknown Citizen
by W. H. Auden
(To JS/07 M 378
This Marble Monument
Is Erected by the State)
He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be
One against whom there was no official complaint,
And all the reports on his conduct agree
that, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a
For in everything he did ...
... Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:
Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.
Read the entire poem here, at Poets.org
The Poetry Friday round up is being hosted by Anastasia Suen at Picture Book of the Day.