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W. H. Auden (1907-73)

Written by eastern writer on Monday, December 31, 2007

That night when joy began
Our narrowest veins to flush,
We waited for the flash
Of morning's levelled gun.

But morning let us pass,
And day by day relief
Outgrows his nervous laugh,
Grown credulous of peace,

As mile by mile is seen
No trespasser's reproach,
And love's best glasses reach
No fields but are his own.That night when joy began

November 1931
["Five Songs" II --Collected Poems (ed. Mendelson)]
Copyright (c) 1976, 1991 The Estate of W. H. Auden


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  1. 1 komentar: Responses to “ W. H. Auden (1907-73) ”

  2. By Anonymous on November 1, 2008 at 1:25 PM

    what's the meaning of this poem?

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