W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden



Full Name: Wystan Hugh Auden

Born: February 21, 1907
Birthplace: York, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 29, 1973

Occupation: Poet
Profile: Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1948 for The Age of Anxiety.

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._H._Auden
Number of Quotes: 4





At last the secret is out, as it always must come in the end,
The delicious story is ripe to tell to the intimate friend;
Over the tea-cups and in the square the tongue has its desire;
Still waters run deep, my dear, there's never smoke without fire.


Happy Birthday, Johnny,
Live beyond your income,
Travel for enjoyment,
Follow your own nose.


I'll love you, dear, I'll love you
Till China and Africa meet
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street,
I'll love you till the ocean
Is folded and hung up to dry
And the seven stars go squawking
Like geese about the sky.


Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love.

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