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Auden on Narcissus

Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his.  If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.


Remembering Auden

W.H. Auden died on this day in 1973 in Vienna. And just in time to mark the great poet’s legacy: Edward Mendelson’s splendidly edited series of Auden’s… 189 more words


W.H. Auden and inspiration.

I post this simply because, it had not once crossed my mind, that everyone didn’t know and love the words of Auden. Many poets float my proverbial boat, but none as wonderfully as Auden. 132 more words


Letter to Gavin Ewart - a poem

Gavin Ewart, 1916 – 1995, poet and advertising copywriter

Letter to Gavin Ewart

You were born in 1916 – the same year as my father – 955 more words


Song of war #10 - Quê Hương Chiến Tranh (Country At War)

Thinking about this list of “top ten Vietnamese songs of war,” I’ve had the hardest time with the songs in the middle of the list. But I knew exactly which song to begin the series and which one to end it. 1,426 more words

Vietnam War