Inspiration · On Writing · Poetry · R.M. Engelhardt · The New Verse Movement

Beauty, Midnight, Vision

WH Auden in London in 1938

Beauty, midnight, vision dies:
Let the winds of dawn that blow
Softly round your dreaming head
Such a day of welcome show
Eye and knocking heart may bless,
Find the mortal world enough;
Noons of dryness find you fed
By the involuntary powers,
Nights of insult let you pass
Watched by every human love.

~ W.H. Auden

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