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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

casa_de_cadejo: "Out on the lawn I lie in bed, Vega conspicuous overhead In the windless nights of June, As congregated leaves complete Their day's activity; my feet Point to the rising moon. Lucky, this point in time and space Is chosen as my working-place" - W. H. Auden

M_B_A: "If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me." —W. H. Auden, "The More Loving One"

VeronicaGMarti2: "You need not see what someone is doing to know if it is his vocation, you have only to watch his eyes...“ — W.H. Auden.

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

nybooks: “Auden’s dialectic—the puckish, unruly youth versus the adult diagnostician—was there from the start.” —Nick Laird

abecedebeby: Whatever you do, good or bad, people will always have something negative to say -W.H. Auden

eveieweevie1: If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. —W.H. Auden

TrainingMindful: “We must love one another or die.” ~ W. H. Auden

nathandueck: "Evil is unspectacular and always human with an AR-15" W.H. Auden

jim_colahan: Oh man, I went to the library today. Found 3, Alan Hollinghurst novels& W.H. Auden poetry and writings on order,E.B. white too. So there is that to read. Thanks for your help. I love being in our community library. It is a bastion of cultural activity.

TanBerkAki: Sheila Hancock - 'Refugee Blues' by W H Auden for Holocaust Memorial Day...

CryptoCesar26: A dead man who never caused others to die seldom rates a statue. -W.H. Auden

GirlFacts911: If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. —W.H. Auden

LisaChristiePhD: Art is our chief means for breaking bread with the dead. ~W.H. Auden

SpiesVespers: IT’S TIME FOR STRANGE SPY FACTS! POETS AND POETRY EDITION! Alexander Vassiliev's Haunted Wood and Mary Gaitskill's Bad Behavior use same W H Auden epigraph, poem September 1, 1939.

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

7_eead: Auden can be boring, and he can be thrilling, but it nearly always feels like he is talking to you, an individual sitting beside him at high table or at a bus stop.

isomorphisms: The Complete Poems Of C.p.cavafy : Auden,w.h.

jeannemarieM3: Auden’s Dialectic

Malcolm_Ocean: The Labyrinth by W.H. Auden

trixieedgewood: Stop All The Clocks by W.H. Auden 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.

checkD20: "He was my North, my South, my East and West, my working week and my Sunday rest." - W.H. Auden, "Stop All the Clocks"

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

ThosPalmer: Birthday/Christmas present idea for yours truly -- then again, it's about $40 online and I might spring for it.

philosophersmag: W. H. Auden - The Dirtiest Man I Ever Liked

SpiesVespers: IT’S TIME FOR STRANGE SPY FACTS! POETS AND POETRY EDITION! OSS and CIA talent spotter at Yale, Norman Holmes Pearson, is also remembered for "Poets of the English Language" anthologies he edited with W. H. Auden.

QuotationsPod: NEW EPISODE! Poetry time again! This time it's a two-parter on W.H. Auden's September 1, 1939. Join me, won't you?

nybooks: “Astonishingly fluent, Auden could write poems of immense power that take their subject matter head-on. When it came to love poems, more circumspection was needed.” —Nick Laird

FordyMUFC1LOVE: If I Could Tell You by W.H. Auden

Archivo48: Auden’s Dialectic

arminthurnher: Wort zum Sonntag: »People don’t understand that it’s possible to believe in a thing and ridicule it at the same time….« (W. H. Auden)

Qatildildar12: Auden’s Dialectic | Nick Laird | The New York Review of Books such a pleasure to read his poems !

skydog811: Auden’s Dialectic | Nick Laird

mais_fraij: "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

nybooks: Nick Laird on every poem W.H. Auden published, submitted for publication, or sent to friends for “posthumous” publication

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

Shelby_Foote_Q: I and the public know What all schoolchildren learn, Those to whom evil is done Do evil in return. – W. H. Auden

_manishkapoor: “Auden can be boring, and he can be thrilling, but it nearly always feels like he is talking to you, an individual sitting beside him at high table or at a bus stop. He doesn’t present himself as one of the great visionary pioneers but as a gossipy equal,

rico_be_wildin: “We are lived by powers we pretend to understand.” - W.H. Auden

Moonlit_Devious: In a good dish we encounter all of the orders of creation: mineral, plant, animal, human, and, perhaps, divine. (...) the sacred meal lies at the heart of so many religious traditions, and perhaps none more than Christianity, which, as W.H. Auden noted, preaches an edible God.

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

CGardne05759171: We would rather be ruined than change. We would rather die in dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die. --W. H. Auden

FrostPumps: "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." ~ W. H. Auden

larryagross: Kafka is the author who comes nearest to bearing the same kind of relation to our age, as Dante, Shakespeare and Goethe bore to theirs. W. H. Auden

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

MorphysPaul: 'Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.' W. H. Auden Germany

tsykhchyba: "O let not Time deceive you / You cannot conquer Time" W. H. Auden

friedrich_san: « What a joy to know even when we can’t see you or hear you, that you are around » W. H. Auden, « Address to the Beasts » in Thank You, Fog : Last Poems

ColonieReformed: Thought for Today   Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. ~ W.H. Auden

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

hekint: Franz Kafka (1883–1924) was one of the most important authors of the 20th century. W.H. Auden called him “a modern Dante.” His father was a domineering bully, which may explain his lifelong feelings of inferiority, weakness, and helplessness.

confusedgeek: Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. W.H. Auden British-American poet

HarrisonSealts: “Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings.” - W.H. Auden, 1941

HarrisonSealts: “The Auden effect was an odd blend of the diagnostic and the atmospheric, with the latter somehow complicating the formeren.” - Review of W.H. Auden, Complete Works, London Review of Books, 2 March

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

iamwoleojo: Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. ~W.H. Auden British - American poet

APIaviation: "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." - W. H. Auden It's a day to educate, celebrate, reflect, and make a difference to water management in the world. Wishing you Happy World Water Day!

Rytrackf: Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition. W.H. Auden

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

yoggysatya: "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." W.H. Auden

IMAgovTT: “Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” – W. H. Auden Celebrating World Water Day under the theme, Accelerating Change. Water affects us all and we all need to take action! Photo by UNICEF (bottom right)

jalilojaya: Thousands have lived without love, not one without water. W.H. Auden Poso

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.”

ghostlyfearz: “he was my north, my south, my east and west, my working week & my sunday rest.” — stop all the clocks, w.h auden

Disembe: Reminds me of W.H Auden... "Once we had a country and we thought it fair, Look in the atlas and you'll find it there: We cannot go there now, my dear, we cannot go there now".

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

hopeospical: To choose what is difficult all one's days, as if it were easy, that is faith. -W. H. Auden

dcarlabrams: Auden’s Dialectic

Mr_Guantai: "I and the public know what all schoolchildren learn, those to whom evil is done, do evil in return." 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

lisathecure: "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." W.H. Auden

SarahElizaBeez: “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

dbc___: “I cannot be quite sure what I know, because words can not verify themselves.” -- W.H. Auden

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

fraveris: “Every man carries with him through life a mirror,..” ~ W.H. Auden, The Dyer's Hand Andrew James Campbell

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

jamiembrixton: Playing about with Midjourney. We asked it create images of W. H. Auden as a terrier.

MilanBrahmbha11: selective breeding, extermination of the physically and mentally unfit, absolute obedience to its Director, and a large slave class kept of out sight in cellars." W.H. Auden, "The Dyer's Hand and Other Essays." (1962) 2/2

ojalart: “I don’t think good work ever makes one cry … If one sees King Lear, one doesn’t cry. One doesn’t have to.” —W. H. Auden

astromarwan: It was a lesson for me and now I shall carry the tools that I've acquired to elucidate to myself the chaos that I may face in the near future. To quote W. H. Auden: "Thousands have lived without love, not one without water." The Mind always Wins.

dzgrizzle: “The most important truths are likely to be those which society at that time least wants to hear.” ~ W H Auden, pictured with Christopher Isherwood

KungFuShoesSays: "We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know." W. H. Auden

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

vs_publisher: Interviewer - I wondered which living writer you would say has served as the prime protector of the integrity of our English tongue . . . ? W.H. Auden - Why, me, of course! The Art of Poetry No. 17

parisreview: “I don’t think good work ever makes one cry … If one sees King Lear, one doesn’t cry. One doesn’t have to.” —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

OpiyoAg24412893: May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that 'faith' is even more difficult for Him than it is for us?,W. H. Auden,Faith, God, Human ,

kenshou08301999: If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving be me. —W.H. Auden

malaisebot: “Beauty, midnight, vision dies: Let the winds of dawn that blow Softly round your dreaming head Such a day of welcome show Eye and knocking heart may bless, Find the mortal world enough;” - Lullaby by W.H. Auden

jjrwass: We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know. W. H. Auden US (English-born) critic & poet (1907 - 1973)

commodore_corn: The 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 exactly the same moment every day, and passion will give you no trouble. - W. H. Auden

ryanjpemberton: Can poets (can men in television) Be saved? It is not easy To believe in unknowable justice Or pray in the name of a love Whose name one’s forgotten. –WH Auden "All who would presume to act on behalf of Truth or Justice are only working in approximations."

BrokenShadows75: A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language. W.H. Auden

BrokenShadows75: Evil is unspectacular and always human And shares our bed and eats at our own table. W.H. Auden

DurhamWASP: "My deepest feeling about politicians is that they are dangerous lunatics to be avoided when possible and carefully humoured; people, above all, to whom one must never tell the truth." W. H. Auden



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