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Upton Sinclair, ed. (1878–1968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest.  1915.
 
Stupidity Street

By Ralph Hodgson

(Contemporary English poet, who publishes his work in tiny pamphlets with quaint illustrations)
 
I SAW with open eyes
  Singing birds sweet
Sold in the shops
  For the people to eat,
Sold in the shops of        5
  Stupidity Street.
 
I saw in vision
  The worm in the wheat;
And in the shops nothing
  For people to eat;        10
Nothing for sale in
  Stupidity Street.
 
 
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