Quotation by W.H. Auden

May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. September 1, 1939 (l. 84–88). . .

Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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