Wystan Hugh Auden

(1907 - 1973 / York / England)

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  • Rookie - 358 Points Dmitry Garanin (1/14/2015 7:52:00 AM)

    How Auden can be rated within 500 top poets having no poems at all at this site (due to Copyright) . As users cannot rate poems, is his rating assigned by the admin?

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  • Rookie Wu Xian Gao Lin (6/15/2010 7:56:00 PM)

    I love the rhythm and use of language in Auden's poetry.

In The Time Of War, Xii

And the age ended, and the last deliverer died.
In bed, grown idle and unhappy; they were safe:
The sudden shadow of the giant's enormous calf
Would fall no more at dusk across the lawn outside.

They slept in peace: in marshes here and there no doubt
A sterile dragon lingered to a natural death,
But in a year the spoor had vanished from the heath;
The kobold's knocking in the mountain petered out.

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