“Influence is no government,” said our first President, George Washington. “Influence is no government,” Mr. Chief Justice Roberts. Mr. Koch and Mr. Koch, each with 42 billions to speak freely, “influence is no government.” “Influence is no government,” Governors Walker and Romney… If only America had studied the classics. Well, it troubles sleep. A great American poet made those remarks. And poetry? And the poet. One is speaking of an activity which strives to attain to the condition of music. A poem first and last would like to be singable. “Non merita nome di creatore, se non Iddio ed il Poeta.” And truth?