Fair and Unfair
The beautiful is fair. The just is fair.
Yet one is commonplace and one is rare,
One everywhere, one scarcely anywhere.
So fair unfair a world. Had we the wit
To use the surplus for the deficit,
We'd make a fairer fairer world of it.
Robert Francis: Collected Poems:
1936-1976, University of Massachusetts
Press, © 1985. Reprinted by permission.