Treasure Island

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.
61. They Wondered Why the Fruit had Been Forbidden 1/1/2004
62. This Lunar Beauty 1/1/2004
63. Three Short Poems 1/1/2004
64. Twelve Songs 1/1/2004
65. Under Which Lyre 1/1/2004
66. Victor 1/1/2004
67. Villanelle 1/1/2004
68. Voltaire At Ferney 1/1/2004
69. We Too Had Known Golden Hours 1/1/2004
70. We're Late 1/1/2004
71. Who's Who 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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