(April is National Poetry Month so I will be sharing some of my favorite poems all month long!)

On Being Asked For A War Poem
by William Butler Yeats

I think it better that in times like these
A poet's mouth be silent, for in truth
We have no gift to set a statesman right;
He has had enough of meddling who can please
A young girl in the indolence of her youth,
Or an old man upon a winterís night.