Sunday, February 08, 2009

Poetry question : Vernon Watkins

Maybe readers from the UK can help. I have an imperfectly remembered poem going through my mind. I'm certain the author is Vernon Watkins (1906-67). Can someone provide the title, or maybe even the rest of the poem?

Wits that learn from mother-wit are keenest
Nor is there nobility of style
Till the proud man kneels to help the meanest
Those who justify themselves are vile