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Wystan Hugh Auden

(1907 - 1973 / York / England)

Poems of Wystan Hugh Auden

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
41. On the Circuit 1/1/2004
42. One Evening 1/1/2004
43. Partition 1/1/2004
44. Petition 1/1/2004
45. Refugee Blues 1/1/2004
46. Roman Wall Blues 1/1/2004
47. Seascape 1/1/2004
48. September 1, 1939 1/1/2004
49. Song Of The Master And Boatswain 1/1/2004
50. The Fall of Rome 1/1/2004
51. The Geography of the House 1/1/2004
52. The Hidden Law 1/1/2004
53. The Labyrinth 1/1/2004
54. The More Loving One 1/1/2004
55. The Novelist 1/1/2004
56. The Quest 1/1/2004
57. The Riddle 1/1/2004
58. The Shield Of Achilles 1/1/2004
59. The Two 1/1/2004
60. The Unknown Citizen 1/1/2004

Base Words Are Uttered

Base words are uttered only by the base
And can for such at once be understood,
But noble platitudes:--ah, there's a case
Where the most careful scrutiny is needed
To tell a voice that's genuinely good
From one that's base but merely has succeeded.

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