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Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden Short Poems

Famous Short Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden. A collection of the all-time best Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden short poems


by Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden
The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach,
The Ogre cannot master Speech:
About a subjugated plain,
Among its desperate and slain,
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,
While drivel gushes from his lips.



by Wystan Hugh (W H) Auden
Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after,
And the poetry he invented was easy to understand;
He knew human folly like the back of his hand,
And was greatly interested in armies and fleets;
When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter,
And when he cried the little children died in the streets.