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

In the Time of War, XII

And the age ended, and the last deliverer died.
In bed, grown idle and unhappy; they were safe:
The sudden shadow of the giant's enormous calf
Would fall no more at dusk across the lawn outside.

They slept in peace: in marshes here and there no doubt
A sterile dragon lingered to a natural death,
But in a year the spoor had vanished from the heath;
The kobold's knocking in the mountain petered out.

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