If all that has been said,
Has been said,
Then all that need be said,
Subtracting the extant,
As has been said,
Need not be said
(And dunning verbs of has and need
Oft times redundant are) –

When has been said
Has been enough,
And need be said
Need not –

What need is there
In words at all
When has and need
Are sought?

Let’s leave it to our souls’
Own superfluity of thought –
Then ramble on, vernacular,
In has been said,
And need be said,
And now is said for aught –