Bill Cunningham’s Soul

We were pleased to see the Times this morning take a peek into Bill Cunningham’s soul, which is apparently full of Yeats. The Irish poet was a famously bad politician, but he did write a very nice poem called Politics. We trust it doesn’t reflect the attitude up at Bill’s new office:

How can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics?
Yet here’s a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there’s a politician
That has read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Of war and war’s alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms!