Treasure Island

Wystan Hugh Auden

(1907 - 1973 / York / England)

Poems of Wystan Hugh Auden

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. A New Age 1/1/2004
2. A Walk After Dark 1/1/2004
3. After Reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics 1/1/2004
4. Another Time 1/1/2004
5. Are You There? 1/1/2004
6. As I Walked Out One Evening 1/1/2004
7. As We Like It 1/1/2004
8. At Last the Secret is Out 1/1/2004
9. At the Party 1/1/2004
10. Atlantis 1/1/2004
11. August 1968 1/1/2004
12. Base Words Are Uttered 1/1/2004
13. Canzone 1/1/2004
14. Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue 1/1/2004
15. Dear, Though the Night Is Gone 1/1/2004
16. Epitaph On A Tyrant 1/1/2004
17. For Friends Only 1/1/2004
18. For What As Easy 1/1/2004
19. Funeral Blues 1/1/2004
20. Ganymede 1/1/2004

Base Words Are Uttered

Base words are uttered only by the base
And can for such at once be understood,
But noble platitudes:--ah, there's a case
Where the most careful scrutiny is needed
To tell a voice that's genuinely good
From one that's base but merely has succeeded.

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