Tuesday 8 November 2016


Here's W. H. Auden's 'August 1968':

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.

© The Estate of W. H. Auden / Faber and Faber Linited 

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