I think I have been very unfair on the European Union.
After all, they did win a Nobel Prize?
I thought I would pen a wee tribute……
How do I loath thee? Let me count the ways.
I loath thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I loath thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I loath thee freely, as men might strive for Right;
I loath thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I loath thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I loath thee with a loathing I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,–I loath thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life!–and, if God choose,
I shall but loath thee better after death.
[With apologies to EBB]