Quotation by W.H. Auden

he held the proper opinions for the time of year;
When there was peace, he was for peace; when there was war, he went.
He was married and added five children to the population,
Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his
generation,
And our teachers report that he never interfered with their
education.
Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. The Unknown Citizen (l. 23–28). . .

Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.
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