W. H. Auden Night Poems

  • 1.
    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;
    ...
  • 2.
    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
    ...
  • 3.
    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
    ...
  • 4.
    I sit in one of the dives
    On Fifty-second Street
    Uncertain and afraid
    As the clever hopes expire
    ...
  • 5.
    Lay your sleeping head, my love,
    Human on my faithless arm;
    Time and fevers burn away
    Individual beauty from
    ...
  • 6.
    Lay your sleeping head, my love,
    Human on my faithless arm;
    Time and fevers burn away
    Individual beauty from
    ...
  • 7.
    Law, say the gardeners, is the sun,
    Law is the one
    All gardeners obey
    To-morrow, yesterday, to-day.
    ...
  • 8.
    I

    He disappeared in the dead of winter:
    The brooks were frozen, the airports almost deserted,
    ...
  • 9.
    A cloudless night like this
    Can set the spirit soaring:
    After a tiring day
    The clockwork spectacle is
    ...
Total 9 Night Poems by W. H. Auden

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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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