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  • Who's Who
    A shilling life will give you all the facts:
    How Father beat him, how he ran away,
    What were the struggles of his youth, what acts
    Made him the greatest figure of his day;...
  • Voltaire At Ferney
    Almost happy now, he looked at his estate.
    An exile making watches glanced up as he passed,
    And went on working; where a hospital was rising fast
    A joiner touched his cap; an agent came to tell...
  • Three Short Poems
    “The underground roads
    Are, as the dead prefer them,
    Always tortuous.”
  • The Unknown Citizen
    (To JS/07/M/378/ This Marble Monument
    Is Erected by the State)

    He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be...
  • The Two
    You are the town and we are the clock.
    We are the guardians of the gate in the rock.
    The Two.
    On your left and on your right...
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Away 11 Never 10 I Love You 10 Love 10 Night 9 Time 8 World 8 Sky 8 Life 7 Children 7

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Ericesheng: 'housman was perfectly right. / our world rapidly worsens.' —w. h. auden
Melinda_esen: “nothing can save us that is possible: we who must die demand a miracle.” w. h. auden
Kateheartfield: "i was very pleased to hear from you, and glad to feel that you were not bored." -- to w.h. auden, june 7, 1955
Ecowaterjax: "thousands have lived without love, not one without water." -w. h. auden
Louwmartin8: if equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. —w.h. auden
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