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TerenceJSweeney: "Under which Lyre" a lovely, fun, and important poem by W.H. Auden.

Mieke35735862: Funeral Blues W.H.Auden

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

palexfire: “I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you Till China and Africa meet, And the river jumps over the mountain And the salmon sing in the street” - W.H. Auden

UncleMontyyy: "About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters." —W.H. Auden, "Musée des beaux Arts"

buch10_04: “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” W. H. Auden Andrew Wyeth - Distant Thunder, 1961

badastridd: “What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish.” ― W. H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand

fraveris: “In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag.” W. H. Auden Andrew Wyeth - Distant Thunder, 1961

mazemoore: The Fall of Rome - W.H. Auden, 1947.

holdengraber: “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

justknecht: ‘sweet’ as a shorthand because of its use in poems on the passage of time, a vision of a woman, graveyard meditations, and a prayer for a sleeping child The etymological poetry of W.H. Auden, J.H. Prynne, and Paul Muldoon, by Mia Gaudern, 2020

ernieschell: “Remembering W. H. Auden,” by Hannah Arendt

JRyanLonas: "What one secretly hopes from a reader is that, upon reading, they say 'My God, I knew that all the time but I'd never realized it before!' Because then you know you've said something that's true." — W.H. Auden (in a BBC interview)

fflepost: 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. Funeral Blues, W.H. Auden

huwlemmey: This week’s ‘utopian drivel’ is on W.H. Auden, Blencathra, and the 1930s Post Office film ‘Night Mail’, to which Auden contributed a segment scored by Britten. The substack:

AppliedJung: “Every man carries with him through life a mirror, as unique and impossible to get rid of as his shadow.” ― W.H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand

welfordwrites: The trouble with dreams, of course, is that other people’s are so boring. W H Auden

Meadowdays: "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

neonmusicnow: “The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” ―W.H. Auden . Learn More:

welfordwrites: No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. W H Auden

DeathRef: That time in the 1970s when Hannah Arendt wrote about remembering W.H. Auden for the New Yorker. Gotta be a Ph.D. dissertation in this somewhere....

lagiron: Remembering W. H. Auden

georgegalloway: “Dedicated on this day to the War Criminal Jack Straw: “Epitaph On A Tyrant” by W. H. Auden (short poem) read by Gavin Parker

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

gallegosfer: What I found in W.H.Auden's"The Question"is the way in which the poem feels like taking a glimpse into the wandering thoughts of a troubled mind. An experience that echoes the intentions behind my photo-work. (A link to the poem:

smrtmedia: As I Wanked out One Evening. By W.H.Auden.

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

iroonhome: The New Yorker: Remembering W. H. Auden

_carpe_omnia_: "The critical opinions of a writer should always be taken with a large grain of salt. For the most part, they are manifestations of his debate with himself as to what he should do next and what he should avoid." ~ W. H. Auden

jazz_azi: The Night Mail - Animatic (W. H. Auden)

mattprescott: "live beyond your income, travel for enjoyment, follow your own nose" W.H. AUDEN poem "Johnny"

maganmagan9: W.H. Auden's poems could have and might have saved my life!

AMAinsight: Remembering W. H. Auden | The New Yorker

amontalenti: "How beautiful it is, that eye-on-the-object look." The podcast also includes a reference to this lovely poem by W. H. Auden.

LadyElenaUK: We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for, I don't know. ~ W H Auden

JeffreyRothsch3: “Remembering W. H. Auden,” by Hannah Arendt

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.”

subversivelens: “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread Than to climb the cross of the present And let our illusions die.” —W. H. Auden

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

dimitrigalanis: “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

NewYorker: From The New Yorker’s archive: a selection of contemporaneous appraisals of writers and reviews of classic novels, including V. S. Pritchett on Salman Rushdie and Hannah Arendt on W. H. Auden.

Matthew83862519: Apart from The Night Mail. I can happily say I'm not very keen on the rest of W H Auden.

TrainingMindful: “A modern stoic knows that the surest way to discipline passion is to discipline time: decide what you want or ought to do during the day, then always do it at exactly the same moment every day, and passion will give you no trouble.” ~ W.H. Auden

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

sherlyholmes: Poem of the day: From “The Tale of Fatumeh” by Gunnar Ekelöf, translated from the Swedish by W.H. Auden and Leif Sjöberg.

TomLondon6: Extract from SEPTEMBER 1st, 1939, W H Auden Faces along the bar Cling to their average day: The lights must never go out, The music must always play . . . Lest we should see where we are, Lost in a haunted wood, Children afraid of the night Who have never been happy or good.

bakingpoetry: “Evil is unspectacular and always human” - W.H. Auden ... “This is the great treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain” - Ursula K. Leguin

praashok: Art is born of humiliation. W. H. Auden

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

hrafnkat: W.H. Auden, excerpt from Memorial for the City.

DurhamWASP: “There was nothing more admirable in Auden than his complete sanity and his firm belief in sanity; in his eyes all kinds of madness were lack of discipline.” Remembering W. H. Auden by Hannah Arendt [from 1975] W. H. Auden, St. Mark’s Place, NYC [1960]

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

OMWaterSolutio1: “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water.” ― W. H. Auden

MD_e_L_i_G_h_T: "Propaganda is a monologue that is not looking for an answer, but an echo." 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

soniagoldenberg: “Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” ~ W. H. Auden

benjameanwon: Biology isn't hardware, and culture isn't software. So much is lost in this analogy. The mystery of human motivation is just that, a mystery. Meaning is a clue. Meaning motivates man. In the words of W.H. Auden "Thou shalt not sit with statisticians nor commit a social science".

rylance_t: “The Ogre does what ogres can, Deeds quite impossible for Man, But one prize is beyond his reach: The Ogre cannot master speech. About a subjugated plain, Among its desperate and slain, The Ogre stalks with hands on hips, While drivel gushes from his lips.” -W.H. Auden

NeuroMaliki: Evil is unspectacular and always human And shares our bed and eats at our own table... ~ W. H. Auden (Collected Poems)

Galaxy2Galaxy5: “Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” W. H. Auden

holdengraber: “Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.” ~ W. H. Auden

crimaiota: "Evil is always unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed, and eats at our table."(W.H. Auden)(S1E12)

engsalama: Art is born of humiliation. – W. H. Auden

MichaelWarbur17: A super piece from a 1973 documentary on GEORGE ORWELL with the likes of W.H Auden, Noam Chomsky, Michael Foot, Norman Mailer & Angus Wilson talking about the great man.

TrainingMindful: “Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” ~ W.H. Auden

IamPenj: Evil is always unspectacular and always human it shares our bed and eats at our table ~ W.H. Auden

Orange593En: Thousands of people have survived without love; none without water. W.H.Auden.

iainoverton: For poetry makes nothing happen: it survives In the valley of its making where executives Would never want to tamper. W.H.Auden

SamyakR_: “Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.” —W.H. Auden

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

AdcoakerC: “The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” ― W.H. Auden

tufre80: Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. — W. H. Auden

robindavidman: Art Quote of the Day: "Art is born of humiliation." - W. H. Auden

SoniaAristo: "Art is born of humiliation." — W. H. Auden

JKTipsTricks: "Art is born of humiliation." — W. H. Auden

eMZeciorrrPL: Art Quote of the Day: "Art is born of humiliation." - W. H. Auden

betweentd: Art Quote of the Day: "Art is born of humiliation." - W. H. Auden ✓ Music

Muhammad_Speed: Art Quote of the Day: "Art is born of humiliation." - W. H. Auden

Ubequity_Coach: "Art is born of humiliation." — W. H. Auden

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iceandpop: "Art is born of humiliation."

BestQuote85: A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become. -W. H. Auden -Art Follow Please

pad_onp: “About suffering they were never wrong,/The old Masters” observes W.H. Auden, man’s indifference to his fellow man. It is impossible to argue anyone has been indifferent to Ohtani, who has been much more remarked upon, admired and revered than Bruegel’s pathetic, puny Icarus.

honandaniell: Stood on a great plain in the falling snow; Ten thousand soldiers marched to and fro: Looking for you and me, my dear, looking for you and me. - W.H. Auden (1939).

corpsdelesprit: This is what the silent treatment does to a person: If I was a poet in my wildest dreams, A Modern—I wouldn’t be. Yeats is too truthful, Eliot, a wasteland… Frost gives me chills, And Auden (What does W. H. stand for?) Gives me the blues. Nor a Romantic, Nor a Pedantic,

ahosseinioun: A man is a form of life That dreams in order to act And acts in order to dream And has a name of its own W.H.Auden

miumismatic: Art is born of humiliation. W. H. Auden

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JaViErPaZr: The More Loving One W. H. Auden - 1907-1973

sadikk00: A poem is not so much finished as it is abandoned. W. H. Auden

pauljimerson: 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

welfordwrites: Definition of a college professor: someone who talks in other people's sleep. 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

2l3DnUXTnARw1OK: A real book is not one that we read・恵ut one that reads us. W. H. Auden

BelindaGreb: Learn from your dreams what you lack. W. H. Auden

NadiaAwriter: A real book is not one that’s read, but one that reads us. ~ W.H. Auden

cdtswa: We are here, on earth, to do good unto others. What the others are here for, I have no idea. - W. H. Auden

vidyanandgarg: "History is ,strictly speaking ,the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology" W.H. Auden

totacracia: O tell me the truth about love. W H Auden 2/2



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