Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Poem: September 1, 1939

Skyscraper & Bad Weather
From September 1, 1939 
by W. H. Auden

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

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