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W.H. Auden

“Beloved, we are always in the wrong,
Handling so clumsily our stupid lives,
Suffering too little or too long,
Too careful even in our selfish loves:
The decorative manias we obey
Die in grimaces round us every day,
Yet through their tohu-bohu comes a voice
Which utters an absurd command - Rejoice. ”


W.H. Auden, The Collected Poetry Of W. H. Auden
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The Collected Poetry Of W. H. Auden The Collected Poetry Of W. H. Auden by W.H. Auden
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