Wystan Hugh Auden

(1907 - 1973 / York / England)

Wystan Hugh Auden Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
61. Canzone 1/1/2004
62. Base Words Are Uttered 1/1/2004
63. August 1968 1/1/2004
64. Atlantis 1/1/2004
65. At the Party 1/1/2004
66. At Last the Secret is Out 1/1/2004
67. As We Like It 1/1/2004
68. As I Walked Out One Evening 1/1/2004
69. Are You There? 1/1/2004
70. Another Time 1/1/2004
71. After Reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics 1/1/2004
72. A Walk After Dark 1/1/2004
73. A New Age 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.

[Hata Bildir]