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.
41. Ganymede 1/1/2004
42. Atlantis 1/1/2004
43. O Tell Me The Truth About Love 1/1/2004
44. For What As Easy 1/1/2004
45. Refugee Blues 1/1/2004
46. We Too Had Known Golden Hours 1/1/2004
47. O What Is That Sound 1/1/2004
48. After Reading A Child's Guide To Modern Physics 1/1/2004
49. Base Words Are Uttered 1/1/2004
50. Canzone 1/1/2004
51. A New Age 1/1/2004
52. As We Like It 1/1/2004
53. Give Me A Doctor 1/1/2004
54. For Friends Only 1/1/2004
55. Lay Your Sleeping Head, My Love 1/1/2004
56. In Memory Of W.B. Yeats 1/1/2004
57. The Unknown Citizen 1/1/2004
58. Night Mail 1/1/2004
59. At The Party 1/1/2004
60. Another Time 1/1/2004
61. Dear, Though The Night Is Gone 1/1/2004
62. At Last The Secret Is Out 1/1/2004
63. Musée Des Beaux Arts 1/1/2004
64. Epitaph On A Tyrant 1/1/2004
65. Are You There? 1/1/2004
66. The Fall Of Rome 1/1/2004
67. As I Walked Out One Evening 1/1/2004
68. September 1, 1939 1/1/2004
69. A Walk After Dark 1/1/2004
70. Stop All The Clocks, Cut Off The Telephone 9/29/2014
71. If I Could Tell You 1/1/2004
72. Cocaine Lil And Morphine Sue 1/1/2004
73. Funeral Blues 1/1/2004

Comments about Wystan Hugh Auden

  • Rupert Fanning-Goldsmith (3/25/2018 10:06:00 AM)

    Yes it's pedantic, but it's Christ Church, Oxford - there is no 's

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  • Bijay Kant Dubey Bijay Kant Dubey (8/1/2017 12:32:00 PM)

    Who has not heard the name of Auden? Auden is definitely one of the stalwarts of the post-fifties, the post-war period with a reading of his own, a poet of the Age of Anxiety full of bewilderment, loss of lives and human casualty rarely felt and expressed elsewhere. With his base rooted in socialism, Freudian psychoanalysis and Leftism, he went his way alone writing with technical expertise, inducting the commonly speech and others.

  • Ray Burleigh (4/23/2016 12:52:00 PM)

    What a wonderful gesture, that although he is not here (due to copywriter laws?) he is still here. Go find his magnificent poems, they are everywhere. My personal favorite is...in memory of William Butler Yates. RB

  • Dmitry Garanin Dmitry Garanin (1/14/2015 7:52:00 AM)

    How Auden can be rated within 500 top poets having no poems at all at this site (due to Copyright) . As users cannot rate poems, is his rating assigned by the admin?

  • Wu Xian Gao Lin (6/15/2010 7:56:00 PM)

    I love the rhythm and use of language in Auden's poetry.

Best Poem of Wystan Hugh Auden

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong. ...

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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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