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alykhansatchu: The lights must never go out, The music must always play September 1, 1939 W. H. Auden

EmirSteinCenter: Epitaph on a Tyrant W. H. Auden’s 6-line poem gives us a window into the mind of tyrants. Listen to this short poem, and think of what you can do to make the world a better place. Share with your friends. The Miracle of Kindness

LeoheavenH: “ Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say. “ —W.H. Auden ALYSSA FOR FORZAPHASE2

alykhansatchu: The lights must never go out, The music must always play September 1, 1939 W. H. Auden

huskeydogg: We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for I don't know. - W. H. Auden

Samantharhill: "When there are so many we shall have to mourn, when grief has been made so public, and exposed to the critique of a whole epoch the frailty of our conscience and anguish, of whom shall we speak? For every day they die among us . . . " — W.H. Auden

kanavguglani1: “Truth, like love and sleep, resents Approaches that are too intense.” -W.H Auden

akbarnasirkhan: "Propaganda is a monologue that is not looking for an answer, but an echo." W.H. Auden

ttiswattis: W.H. Auden (dichter) We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for, I don't know.

contentmo: ""Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about." - W.H. Auden"

alykhansatchu: Giacometti 'Walking Man'

contentmo: ""Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about." - W.H. Auden"

failed_ascetic: But once in a while the odd thing happens, Once in a while the dream comes true, And the whole pattern of life is altered, Once in a while the moon turns blue. - W.H. Auden

Samantharhill: "The world needs a wash and a week's rest." ― W.H. Auden

UnderAntares: The genius of W.H. Auden is on full display in this gem of a sonnet.

JesCastilla: "The world needs a wash and a week's rest." W. H. Auden

NedHartley: It’s like the BBC have taken that “Stop all the clocks” W H Auden poem literally.

PoetNotRockStar: “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” — W. H. Auden

CrystalChampers: W H Auden: listen, lads, I've got the best opening line EVER but I need something that rhymes with telephone or it's a non-starter. Any ideas? Mate: juicy bone? W H Auden:... W H Auden: I'll make it work

MelanieABonnet: “We would rather be ruined than changed We would rather die in our dread Than climb the cross of the moment And let our illusions die.” ― W H Auden, The Age of Anxiety: A Baroque Eclogue

Gloretadams: God may reduce you on Judgement Day to tears of shame, reciting by heart the poems you would have written, had your life been good. —W. H. Auden

contentmo: ""Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about." - W.H. Auden"

Atticist: Only the ‘Hitlers of the world’ work at night; no honest artist does. —W.H. Auden

_ladyds: “But once in a while the odd thing happens, Once in a while the dream comes true, And the whole pattern of life is altered, Once in a while the moon turns blue.” ― W.H. Auden

besidetheriver: ' How should we like it were stars to burn With a passion for us we could not return? If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. ' W.H Auden

RionNile: Random Thoughts.... Having more money doesn't make you happier.  I have 50 million dollars, but I'm just as happy as when I had 48 million. - Arnold Schwarzenegger.   We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea. - W. H. Auden

HomairaLatif: Time will say nothing but I told you so, Time only knows the price we have to pay; If I could tell you I would let you know. ...W H Auden.

UnderAntares: Let the florid music praise; The flute and the trumpet, Beauty’s conquest of your face: In that land of fresh and bone, Where from citadels on high Her imperial standards fly, Let the hot sun Shine on, shine on. -W.H.Auden

FYM2022G: Fate succumbs Many a species; one alone Jeopardizes itself." W. H. AUDEN

Matteo60392017: "To choose what is difficult all ones days, as if it were easy, that is faith." -W. H. Auden

sun07finger: “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” -W. H. Auden ACTUALLY AMANDALYSSA

zidrees560: "Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education." -W. H. Auden

Tunnelbreeze: Christopher Isherwood and W H Auden prepare to leave London in 1938 to report on the war with Japan. Colourised by

manfromroto: Anyone out there remember the great Noah Greenberg, the American choral conductor & founder of the New York Pro Musica, who was born on April 9, 1919? W. H. Auden wrote of him, in regard to having successfully revived interest in medieval,.....

Moltivar: “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” -W. H. Auden

shiinosuke: Leap Before You Look              W.H.Auden The sense of danger must not disappear: The way is certainly both short and steep However gradual it looks from here; Look if you like, but you will have to leap.

SamiaHassan23: RIP Prince Philip Watch "W.H. Auden Funeral Blues - BBC's Best Version on You Tube" on YouTube

YuriyKostyuche1: “They were right, my dear, all those voices were right And still are; this land is not the sweet home that it looks…” "In Praise of Limestone", W. H. Auden, 1948

CirclePlumbing1: “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” — W. H. Auden

nybooks: W.H. Auden: “To the youth I then was, uncertain of himself, gauche, shy, and, therefore, brash, Maurice Bowra embodied all those qualities, social poise, elegance, wit, worldliness, which I most longed to possess and despaired of ever possessing.”

PifflePatter: 'Stop Eastenders, cut off the One Show, Prevent Osmon's Pointless banter, Alexander Armstrong has to go. Silence the Master Chefs, Graham Norton's scripted jokes probably won't be missed, by then, anyway, we'll all be half pissed.' (W.H. Auden, 1936)

92Y: W.H. Auden reads "Their Lonely Betters" and many other poems, in 1955. Listen:

CESteinfeld: Taking the advice of Joseph Brodsky reading poetry for a while - Going to start with Robert Frost, Rumi, and W.H. Auden

contentmo: ""Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about." - W.H. Auden"

Samantharhill: "It was a spring day, a day for a lay, when the air . . . " W. H. Auden's dirty poem:

Samantharhill: "The deepest craving of man is not to suffer but to do as he pleases." W.H. Auden to Hannah Arendt

_theamena: The More Loving One W. H. Auden

rinisanchi: "Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow." - W.H. Auden

RamonSomoza1: A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us. W.H. Auden

drakemotel: Unearthed from the Review's limestone-walled archives, W.H. Auden in 1967 on the Oxford classics scholar who outmaneuvered CS Lewis and once remarked, "Buggers can't be choosers." (it's free for the day)

weatherStorey: Political history is far too criminal a subject to be a fit thing to teach children. -- W. H. Auden

adancabdulle: September 1, 1939 by W H Auden

SymbolSpeak: Language can be fun & beautiful. Can you write a poem using symbols? Screenshot your poem in Symbol-It & submit it to our contest!

KingsMagnumOpus: Admirer as I think I am Of stars that do not give a damn, I cannot, now I see them, say I missed one terribly all day Were all stars to disappear or die, I should learn to look at an empty sky And feel its total dark sublime, Though this might take me a little time W. H. Auden

RBellikoff: "For poetry makes nothing happen. . ." - W.H. Auden, "In Memory of W. B. Yeats" McConnell also makes nothing happen. "He urged the C.E.O.s of major companies to spend a day with him in Washington to “see how getting nothing done is done.”

trixieedgewood: Epitaph on a Tyrant W. H. Auden - 1907-1973 Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;...

trevorw1953: The Messy Genius of W. H. Auden A disheveled poet crafted verse of exquisite order.

BelindaGreb: Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.–W. H. Auden

lalatinamerican: Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden

Jeetstorms: 1. So I have a few quick thoughts on Duterte, The Jetsons, Nabokov's 'Pale Fire', W. H. Auden & Quebec's maple syrup cartel

francjonsn: Clasics in Ñspel: REFUGEE BLUES, by W.H. Auden

shahdtt: “But once in a while the odd thing happens, Once in a while the dream comes true, And the whole pattern of life is altered, Once in a while the moon turns blue.” ― W.H. Auden

jacodypress: “Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.” W. H. Auden

m__dutt: " ..Dance, dance, for the figure is easy, The tune is catching and will not stop; Dance till the stars come down from the rafters; Dance, dance, dance till you drop...." W.H. Auden, Death's Echo painting: Salvatore Dali, Venus and Sailor

seventydys: the sane who know W.H. Auden, from ‘The Age of Anxiety’

hamis_jummah: “All sins tend to be addictive, and the terminal point of addiction is damnation” W. H. AUDEN

ecosebas: "There is no such thing as the State And no one exists alone; Hunger allows no choice To the citizen or the police; We must love one another or die". W. H. Auden September 1, 1939

contentmo: ""Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about." - W.H. Auden"

ThePoetryCabin: Jill Krementz Photo Journal: Celebrating National Poetry Month Award-winning photographer Jill Krementz made these wonderful images of 60 notable poets – from W. H. Auden in 1967, to Mary Oliver in 2013.

contentmo: ""Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about." - W.H. Auden"

jacodypress: W. H. Auden said, “Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society must take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness.”

ihmd_99: The stars are not wanted now: put out every one; Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun; Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood; For nothing now can ever come to any good. W H Auden

CultivatingGems: "Hundreds may believe, but each has to believe by himself." (W. H. Auden)

judyrudin: In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, But for him it was not an important failure... ~W.H. Auden, "Musee des Beaux Arts"

welfordwrites: Lady, Weeping at the Crossroads, a poem by W H Auden. There is much hidden meaning in this poem, relating to myth and Freudian analysis. Click the link!

3367_n: “But once in a while the odd thing happens,Once in a while the dream comes trueAnd the whole pattern of life is altered Once in a while the moon turns blue.” ― W.H. Auden

maranamax: To the vanity of our calling: make intercession For the treason of all clerks. At the Grave of Henry James by W.H. Auden

alykhansatchu: 08-MAR-2021 ::  The lights must never go out, The music must always play September 1, 1939 W. H. Auden The World is pirouetting on the pinhead of the Yield of the US 10 YR

ajaymusings: There must always be two kinds of art: escape-art, for man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep, and parable-art, that art which shall teach man to unlearn hatred and learn love. - W.H. Auden

francjonsn: About Poets: W.H. AUDEN

susanoha: 4/7/1770 W Wordsworth b. In my 1st year teaching--in h.s. larger than my hometown--I heard WH Auden explain why teachers shouldnt teach Wordsworth's "Daffodil"-- b/c kids needed to know that poetry was ALIVE. Young poets visited classrooms of teachers who participated. Glorious.

0starkafterdark: (9) W. H. AUDEN "Lay your sleeping head, my love, Human on my faithless arm... But in my arms till break of day Let the living creature lie, Mortal, guilty, but to me The entirely beautiful". Also the funeral eulogy from Four Weddings and a Funeral

OptimistCreed: In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag. -W. H. Auden

Nika_Crusher: If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me. W. H. Auden

dbrendanjohnson: New reflection drawing on Francis, Fred Moten, James Baldwin, and W.H. Auden, and tackling questions of love, justice, and race. Is Hannah Arendt right that "In politics, love is a stranger"? Especially hard in light of ongoing racial violence and Derek Chauvin's trial in Mpls

alykhansatchu: Faces along the bar Cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, The music must always play, September 1, 1939 W. H. Auden

contentmo: ""Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about." - W.H. Auden"

Lwa0_9: “But once in a while the odd thing happens, Once in a while the dream comes true, And the whole pattern of life is altered, Once in a while the moon turns blue.” ― W.H. Auden

Hadeelqh_: “But once in a while the odd thing happens, Once in a while the dream comes true, And the whole pattern of life is altered, Once in a while the moon turns blue.” ― W.H. Auden

ThePoetryCabin: Jill Krementz Photo Journal: Celebrating National Poetry Month Award-winning photographer Jill Krementz made these wonderful images of 60 notable poets – from W. H. Auden in 1967, to Mary Oliver in 2013.

SofiaJoubert: * There must always be two kinds of art: escape-art, for man needs escape as he needs food and deep sleep, and parable-art, that art which shall teach man to unlearn hatred and learn love. - W.H. Auden

sabfatale: "We are being lived by powers we pretend to understand." - W.H. Auden

AApolaki: “She 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 for ever: I was wrong.” By W. H. Auden, Funeral Blues

JohnAsplund1: My favorite is the W.H. Auden classic, “Funeral Blues”

Cox_and_Budge: New Writing 3 (Spring 1937), includes the first printing of W H Auden's poem "Lay your sleeping head, my love, / Human on my faithless arm;"

zidrees560: "Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education." -W. H. Auden

Axaron3: Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." W. H. Auden In case you wonder & in case you're thirsty. Treasure water & keep it clean!

welfordwrites: A real book is not one that we read, but one that reads us. W H Auden

DayenaJones: “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 for ever: I was wrong.” By W. H. Auden, Funeral Blues



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