Collected Longer Poems
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Collected Longer Poems inclu One of the modern masters of the extended poem, W. With its companion volume, Collected Shorter Poems , published by Random House in , this collection represents all of his past work that Auden wishes to preserve. This edition is set from the first American edition of and commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House.
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More filters. Sort order. If it were easy to be good, And cheap, and plain as evil how, We all would be its members now: How readily would we become How can he hope and not dream that his solitude Shall disclose a vibrating flame at last and entrust him forever With its magic secret of how to extemporize life?
But in his first notes, if I may indulge my private taste, I find more of the intoxication of the god. These early poems are the lyrical cries and luminous flares of a dawn, no doubt; but they are incarnate of youth. Capital among them is " Blue Evening. In its whispering embraces of sense, in the terror of seizure of the spirit, in the tranquil euthanasia of the end by the touch of speechless beauty, it seems to me a true symbol of life whole and entire.
It is beautiful in language and feeling, with an extraordinary clarity and rise of power; and, above all, though rare in experience, it is real. A young poet's poem; but it has a quality never captured by perfect art.
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A poem for poets, no doubt; but that is the best kind. So, too, the poem, entitled " Sleeping Out ," charms me and stirs me with its golden clangors and crying flames of emotion as it mounts up to "the white one flame," to "the laughter and the lips of light. The "white flame" seems to have had a mystic meaning to the boy; it occurs repeatedly.
And another poem,—not to make too long a story of my private enthusiasms—" Ante Aram ,"—wakes all my classical blood,—. There is a grave in Scyros, amid the white and pinkish marble of the isle, the wild thyme and the poppies, near the green and blue waters. There Rupert Brooke was buried. Thither have gone the thoughts of his countrymen, and the hearts of the young especially. It will long be so. For a new star shines in the English heavens.
Sonnet suggested by some of the Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research. See also: and other poems Additional poems and 'fragments' not included in this edition can be found in the 'Memoir' edition which contains a Memoir by Brooke's executor and friend Edward Marsh and a brief introduction by the father of Rupert Brooke. Note: The poem entitled "Libido" in this edition is entitled "Lust" in the edition. Category : works. Namespaces Page Discussion.
Collected Longer Poems
The Song of the Beasts. Ante Aram. The Call. The Wayfarers. The Beginning. Sonnet :. Death will find me, long before I tire". The Fish. Thoughts on the Shape of the Human Body. The Hill. The One Before the Last. The Jolly Company.
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