Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Asking Auden

  1. #1
    Registered User miyako73's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,659

    Asking Auden

    Who says stars are not wanted now
    on the ceiling as vast as galaxies,
    so white and empty like memory?

    When do you pack up the moon
    by the open window of my room
    dark as death, dim as nightmare?

    What makes you dismantle the sun
    when walls are as cold as winter,
    blind to my tears, deaf to my cries?

    How can you pour away the ocean
    that will not dry like my tired eyes
    still at black, moist at deep blue?

    Where will you sweep up the wood,
    keeping thorns and long-dead lilies
    lost among paths and rained crickets?
    Last edited by miyako73; 08-16-2010 at 05:25 PM.

  2. #2
    Something's gotta give PrinceMyshkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Montreal, QC
    Posts
    8,746
    Blog Entries
    1
    I confess I don't recognize the relevance of Auden but what I do recognize is how you are growing more and more confident and competent at what you attempt. Bravo!

  3. #3
    Registered User miyako73's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,659
    Thanks, prince. The poem is an offshoot of Auden's poem:


    ""The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
    Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
    Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
    For nothing now can ever come to any good."
    Last edited by miyako73; 08-16-2010 at 05:03 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Does Poetry Make Anything Happen?
    By AuntShecky in forum Poems, Poets, and Poetry
    Replies: 77
    Last Post: 12-18-2011, 10:49 AM
  2. "Lullaby" - Auden
    By hannah_t in forum Poems, Poets, and Poetry
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-05-2010, 03:06 AM
  3. W.h auden lullaby analysis poetic devices
    By crunchie___x in forum Poems, Poets, and Poetry
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-25-2009, 04:48 PM
  4. Good collections of critical essays on W.H. Auden
    By lavendar1 in forum Poems, Poets, and Poetry
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-01-2005, 11:07 AM
  5. WH Auden and phantasmagoria
    By stemper in forum Who Said That?
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-14-2005, 10:54 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •