WH Auden


The Hidden Law - Poem by WH Auden

The Hidden Law does not deny
Our laws of probability,
But takes the atom and the star
And human beings as they are,
And answers nothing when we lie.

It is the only reason why
No government can codify,
And verbal definitions mar
                & nbsp;    The Hidden Law.

Its utter patience will not try
To stop us if we want to die;
If we escape it in a car,
If we forget It in a bar,
These are the ways we're punished by
       & nbsp;       &n bsp;    The Hidden Law.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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