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Honest Christianity - allowing time and space for despair


I am a big fan of the film Four weddings and a funeral (I love most of the films actually, see what i did there!) Watching that film was the first time I came across W H Auden’s poem, Funeral blues or otherwise know as its first line, stop all the clocks. 265 more words

Partition

The poem by Auden about the work (and supposed attitude) of Sir Cyril Radcliffe, the man given the task of dividing India into two new countries, seems somewhat harsh in light of the history books that suggest that he was a man brought low by the task and the repercussions.   278 more words

Poetry

remembering


September 1, 1939 ~ September 11, 2001 | poem W. H. Auden ~ collage j.i. kleinberg
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Found Poetry

Mooning

Just read Auden’s poem, Moon Landing. It opens:

It’s natural the Boys should whoop it up for
so huge a phallic triumph, an adventure…

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Poetry

Epitaph on a Tyrant

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand, 31 more words

Musings

Epitaph on a Tyrant

Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,

And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;

He knew human folly like the back of his hand,

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Poetry