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. Old People's Home 1/1/2004
42. On The Circuit 1/1/2004
43. One Evening 1/1/2004
44. Partition 1/1/2004
45. Petition 1/1/2004
46. Refugee Blues 1/1/2004
47. Roman Wall Blues 1/1/2004
48. Seascape 1/1/2004
49. September 1, 1939 1/1/2004
50. Song Of The Master And Boatswain 1/1/2004
51. Stop All The Clocks, Cut Off The Telephone 9/29/2014
52. The Fall Of Rome 1/1/2004
53. The Geography Of The House 1/1/2004
54. The Hidden Law 1/1/2004
55. The Labyrinth 1/1/2004
56. The More Loving One 1/1/2004
57. The Novelist 1/1/2004
58. The Quest 1/1/2004
59. The Riddle 1/1/2004
60. The Shield Of Achilles 1/1/2004
61. The Two 1/1/2004
62. The Unknown Citizen 1/1/2004
63. They Wondered Why The Fruit Had Been Forbidden 1/1/2004
64. This Lunar Beauty 1/1/2004
65. Three Short Poems 1/1/2004
66. Twelve Songs 1/1/2004
67. Under Which Lyre 1/1/2004
68. Victor 1/1/2004
69. Villanelle 1/1/2004
70. Voltaire At Ferney 1/1/2004
71. We Too Had Known Golden Hours 1/1/2004
72. We'Re Late 1/1/2004
73. Who's Who 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. ...

Read the full of Funeral Blues

The Quest

I. The Door

Out of it steps our future, through this door
Enigmas, executioners and rules,
Her Majesty in a bad temper or
A red-nosed Fool who makes a fool of fools.

Great persons eye it in the twilight for
A past it might so carelessly let in,

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