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Newspaper Clipping about WH Auden

I’ve kept this clipping in my desk for 43 years. It appeared in one of ourĀ local newspapers when the great English poet, WH Auden, died in 1973. 37 more words


Poem of the Week: The More Loving One

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well

That, for all they care, I can go to hell,

But on earth indifference is the least… 98 more words




I hope to have
written some truths.

Lies are so easy.
To pen

To be able
To record some truths
in the future ! 81 more words


'Funeral Blues' - W.H.Auden


Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum…
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Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,

The world is always full of tyrants of one sort or another, but when WH Auden was writing most of his poetry in the 1930s, dictators and tyrants were in power across much of Europe, with the end result we all remember. 426 more words

Auden's 'September 1, 1939'

Shortly before his death, the poet W.H. Auden told talk-show host (and former politician) Richard Crossman, “Nothing I wrote prevented one Jew from being gassed or stalled the war for five seconds.” … 1,164 more words