Awesome People

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Poetry

All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.
 
Excerpt from "September 1, 1939"  
W.H. Auden was born on this day in 1907.

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