W. H. Auden Sky Poems

  • 1.
    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
    ...
  • 2.
    She looked over his shoulder
    For vines and olive trees,
    Marble well-governed cities
    And ships upon untamed seas,
    ...
  • 3.
    Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
    That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
    But on earth indifference is the least
    We have to dread from man or beast.
    ...
  • 4.
    I sit in one of the dives
    On Fifty-second Street
    Uncertain and afraid
    As the clever hopes expire
    ...
  • 5.
    About suffering they were never wrong,
    The Old Masters; how well, they understood
    Its human position; how it takes place
    While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
    ...
  • 6.
    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.
    ...
  • 7.
    As I walked out one evening,
    Walking down Bristol Street,
    The crowds upon the pavement
    Were fields of harvest wheat.
    ...
  • 8.
    A cloudless night like this
    Can set the spirit soaring:
    After a tiring day
    The clockwork spectacle is
    ...
Total 8 Sky Poems by W. H. Auden

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