Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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W H Auden poem wanted

I'm sure that it's from "In Time of War", but I don't know which one of the sonnets. Google searches find only the first few lines :(

Leave Truth to the police and us; we know the Good;
We build the Perfect City time shall never alter;
Our Law shall guard you always like a cirque of mountains,
Your Ignorance keep off evil like a dangerous sea;
You shall be consummated in the general Will,
Your children innocent and charming as the beasts.
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