Wystan Hugh Auden

(1907 - 1973 / York / England)

Comments about Wystan Hugh Auden

  • Ray Burleigh (4/23/2016 12:52:00 PM)

    What a wonderful gesture, that although he is not here (due to copywriter laws?) he is still here. Go find his magnificent poems, they are everywhere. My personal favorite is...in memory of William Butler Yates. RB

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  • Dmitry Garanin Dmitry Garanin (1/14/2015 7:52:00 AM)

    How Auden can be rated within 500 top poets having no poems at all at this site (due to Copyright) . As users cannot rate poems, is his rating assigned by the admin?

  • Wu Xian Gao Lin (6/15/2010 7:56:00 PM)

    I love the rhythm and use of language in Auden's poetry.


When shall we learn, what should be clear as day,
We cannot choose what we are free to love?
Although the mouse we banished yesterday
Is an enraged rhinoceros today,
Our value is more threatened than we know:
Shabby objections to our present day
Go snooping round its outskirts; night and day
Faces, orations, battles, bait our will
As questionable forms and noises will;

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