Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Stop All the Clocks... by W.H. Auden

You might remember this poem from “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” and I have to warn you: it’s a sad one. If you’re in a good mood today (like I am), it should provide a little verklempt moment. If you’re down, it might doom you to a night of Jeff Buckley and Ben & Jerry’s. Anyway, I think it’s well worth knowing. And next week’s will be happier, I promise.



Stop All the Clocks...
by W. H. Auden

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.



W.H. Auden was born in York, England, in 1907. As a young man he was influenced by the poetry of Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, as well as William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Old English verse. In 1939, he moved to the United States, where he met his lover, Chester Kallman, and became an American citizen. He is considered a virtuoso of formal (metrical and rhyming) verse. He died in Vienna in 1973.

10 Comments:

Blogger Michelle Wood said...

I love this poem.... It reminds me of something a rabbi told me once-- "Be worthy of your suffering". Changed my life.

2:28 AM  
Blogger gfdhktkrk said...

貼影區,美女寫真影片免費觀賞,台灣kiss情色文學區,成人交友,av383影音城,aaaaa片俱樂部,情色影片,免費小遊戲,麗的情色遊戲,露點寫真,0204視訊交友,聊天室交友,成人自拍貼圖,18成人avooo,成人貼圖區,正妹,a片網站,壞朋友論壇,影音視訊,美女遊戲區,777成人,成人,線上a片,成人遊戲,18禁書,寫真集美女,寫真集影片,383v live實境影音秀,免費成人遊戲,拓網交友,美女貼圖,裸體自拍,網拍模特兒,台灣kiss情色,小弟第貼影片,aaa片免費看影片,愛情公寓聊天,杜蕾斯免費a片,1元聊天d760,流行性感冒,交友貼影區,明星露點,台灣美女貼圖,104 貼圖區,波霸美女小遊戲,18成人,中部聊天室,做愛影片,老婆自拍,無碼女優,成人圖片區,

美女遊戲區,a片圖片,成人小遊戲,a片小說,a383girl影音,廁所偷拍,免費看a片,辣媽辣妹,台灣kiss情色文學區,豆豆聊天室,杜蕾斯成人,080中部人聊天室,成人論譠,18成人,天天情色,聊天是,一葉情貼影片區,aio交友網,線上a 片,裸露美女寫真,辣手美眉,18禁小說,杜蕾斯成人,情色交友,情色武俠小說,拉子聊天室,台灣美女貼圖,賓館偷拍,kiss情色,女優介紹,原住民聊天室,美眉,麗的情色遊戲,美眉脫內衣遊戲,漂亮寶貝,18禁,台灣av女優,1007視訊,情色影片,亞洲成人圖片區,影音部落格,嘟嘟貼圖,自拍片,女優介紹,免費a片欣賞,寫真集影片,a片免費看,免費影片線上直播,美女照片,

12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

描く日記
愛車
音楽のある生活
桜の涙
冬の太陽
人材派遣
私の家
sabely
kareny
不動産
合宿免許
新幹線

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

桜の季節
素敵な音楽
海辺
幸福の路
風景
FX
出会い
mem
人材育成 システム
FrontPage
アクサダイレクト
高級住宅
物語の世界

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

クレジットカード 現金化
国内格安航空券
おまとめローン
留学
インプラント
CloneDVD

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

酒店喝酒

酒店消費

喝花酒

粉味

酒店打工



酒店兼職

台北禮服酒店

酒店經紀公司

酒店經紀

台北酒店經紀

禮服酒店

禮服店

酒店pt


酒店經紀人

台北酒店

打工兼差

酒店打

酒店正職

台北禮服店

酒店午場

便服店

台北便服店

酒店資訊

酒店上班


酒店日保

12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Highly descriptive post, I liked that a lot.
Will there be a part 2?

Review my web page ... pussy hidden

7:51 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

louboutin shoes, oakley sunglasses, air max, kate spade outlet, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, louis vuitton, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike roshe run, louis vuitton, sac longchamp, ray ban sunglasses, longchamp pas cher, prada handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, air jordan pas cher, longchamp outlet, nike outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louboutin pas cher, nike free, cheap oakley sunglasses, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, nike free, tory burch outlet, longchamp, tiffany and co, ray ban sunglasses, michael kors, uggs on sale, gucci outlet, louboutin, christian louboutin outlet, louboutin outlet, oakley sunglasses, replica watches, nike air max, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, tiffany jewelry, prada outlet, burberry, oakley sunglasses, ralph lauren pas cher, chanel handbags, replica watches, ugg boots, jordan shoes

11:06 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

ugg boots, lululemon, hollister pas cher, true religion jeans, michael kors outlet, lacoste pas cher, vans pas cher, oakley pas cher, michael kors, true religion outlet, nike blazer, timberland, true religion jeans, nike free run uk, michael kors, nike roshe, nike air max, mulberry, coach outlet, ray ban pas cher, coach purses, air force, hermes, abercrombie and fitch, north face, michael kors outlet, ray ban uk, hogan, michael kors outlet, true religion jeans, kate spade handbags, nike air max, sac guess, tn pas cher, ralph lauren uk, ugg boots, michael kors outlet, burberry outlet online, converse pas cher, nike air max, north face, coach outlet, new balance pas cher, hollister, replica handbags, michael kors, michael kors outlet, michael kors, burberry, vanessa bruno

11:12 PM  
Blogger ninest123 said...

north face outlet, timberland boots, nike air max, reebok shoes, soccer jerseys, converse, iphone cases, jimmy choo shoes, baseball bats, p90x workout, celine handbags, louboutin, mcm handbags, nike roshe, chi flat iron, north face outlet, lululemon, vans, abercrombie and fitch, gucci, herve leger, mont blanc, insanity workout, asics running shoes, beats by dre, wedding dresses, hollister, nike air max, hollister, longchamp, birkin bag, new balance, bottega veneta, ralph lauren, oakley, converse outlet, giuseppe zanotti, nfl jerseys, soccer shoes, vans shoes, ferragamo shoes, instyler, mac cosmetics, babyliss, ray ban, ghd, nike huarache, hollister, nike trainers, valentino shoes

11:45 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home