Quotation by W.H. Auden

These are enough
Left overs to do, warmed-up, for the rest of the week—
Not that we have much appetite, having drunk such a lot,
Stayed up so late, attempted—quite unsuccessfully—
To love all our relatives, and in general
Grossly overestimated our powers.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. For the Time Being; A Christmas Oratorio (l. 19–20). . .

Juvenilia; Poems, 1922-1928 [W. H. Auden]. Katherine Bucknell, ed. (1994) Princeton University Press.
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