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W. H. Auden
(1907-1973) born on
Feb 21
English-US poet, dramatist, editor. He wrote passionately about social problems and post-WW I anxiety; won Pulitzer for verse "Age of Anxiety," 1948.
         
   
F
Your cameraman might enjoy himself, because my face looks like a wedding cake left out in the rain.

R
When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape.
A
[Music] can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell.
N
Yet no one hears his own remarks as prose.
K
You will be a poet because you will always be humiliated.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: W. H. Auden," (H. Carpenter)
R: In Praise of Limestone
A: From 1951 poem "In Praise of Limestone," quoted in Kent Hieatt and William Clark eds "College Anthology of British and American Poetry," Allyn & Bacon 72
N: At a Party."
K: Remark remembered by poet Stephen Spender in Journals 1939 --1983 (1985), entry for 11 April 1979, reminiscing on his first meeting with Auden at Oxford.
   


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