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As I Walked Out One Evening
- Text of the poem.
Bumbleshoot: W.H. Auden
- Twenty-eight poems by Auden. Includes many short poems.
Demon or Gift: from Later Auden
- This, the first chapter from Edward Mendelson's book "Later Auden," analyses the poem "In Memory of W.B. Yeats."
The Dyer's Hand
- A review of Auden's collection of essays, by the poet John Berryman.
- Auden's sonnet on this Victorian writer, at the Edward Lear Home Page.
Frank Kermode on Auden's Shakespeare
- Auden's Lectures on Shakespeare (ed. Arthur Kirsch), reviewed for the London Review of Books by Frank Kermode.
- Text, discussion of the correct title, and scans of the original published version of this Auden poem.
- Text of Auden's sequence of religious poems.
Law Like Love
- Text of this Auden poem. First line: "Law, say the gardeners, is the sun".
Musée des Beaux Arts
- Analysis of poem. First line: "About suffering they were never wrong." Includes Breughel's painting "The Fall of Icarus", which the poem refers to.
- Text of this song, written for the documentary movie "The Night Mail", on the British postal system.
Readings: Two Songs for Hedli Anderson
- Text of two Auden poems, "Funeral Blues" and "Johnny".
Redeeming the Rake by David Schiff
- Discussion of Stravinsky's Opera, "The Rake's Progress", for which Auden wrote the libretto.
Salon.com Audio: W. H. Auden
- Recordings of Auden reading two poems, "Under Which Lyre" and "Law Like Love". Available in mp3 and RealMedia formats.
The Secret Agent
- A famous if obscure early Auden poem.
A Selection of British Poetry: Auden
- Many Auden poems, including "Canzone", "As We Like It", "The Labyrinth" and selections from "Songs and Musical Pieces"
The Shield of Achilles
- Text of this frequently anthologized poem.
- Texts of poems that have been set to music by Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten and others, including "Lullaby", "Nocturne" and "Elegy for JFK".
There Will Be No Peace
- Auden's poem at American Digest.
Under Which Lyre
- Text of this poem, subtitled "A Reactionary Tract for the Times".
W.H. Auden at the University of Dundee
- Text of "In Praise of Limestone" and three short poems.
- One of Auden's earliest poems.
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