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It is regrettable that some key stanzas were omitted. One can understand why Auden might have changed his mind, although they are retained in his voice recording of this powerful poem:
Time that is intolerant
Of the brave and innocent
And forgetful in a week
Of a beautiful physique
Worships language and forgives
Everyone through whom it lives
Pardons cowardice, conceit
Heaps its honours at their feet.
Time that with this strange excuse
Pardoned Kipling and his views
And will pardon Paul Claudel
Pardons him, for writing well.
Powerful stuff, and Auden lovers (and Yeats lovers) should know it. THe pardo has to do with Yeats's brief (and soon rejected) flirtation with fascism.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
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