Quotation by W.H. Auden

Time and fevers burn away
Individual beauty from
Thoughtful children, and the grave
Proves the child ephemeral:
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. Lay your sleeping head, my love (l. 3–6).

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