As September draws to a close, it’s time to prepare for another poet, and I’m fairly excited about this one. When I first began writing poetry, I must admit that most of what I wrote was quite shamelessly ripping off 20th-century English poet W.H. Auden. While I’ve moved on to other poets, my years of reading and teaching Auden have stayed with me and it’s exciting to be revisiting his work. The challenge, of course, will be confining myself to only four of his poems. I look forward to sharing them with you over the month to come!
4 thoughts on “12 Poets #7: W.H. Auden”
Talk about a tease! His only poem that I know begins “Stop all the clocks…” What are the other 4!
It was meant to be a tease! Now you’ll have to keep reading.
I’m not sure yet what the 4 poems will be. I might steer clear of “Stop all the clocks” just because that’s the one that everyone knows! Watch this space.
Don’t skip “Stop…” It is a masterpiece among all poetry and there will be many who have not heard of it….and those that have know it is a masterpiece and must be mentioned.
We’ll see if there’s space for it! Auden seriously wrote so many great poems. Picking four will be a challenge.