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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



From Robert Francis: Collected Poems:
, University of Massachusetts
Press,  1985.  Reprinted by permission.


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