Quotation by W.H. Auden

even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.
W.H. (Wystan Hugh) Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist. Musée des Beaux Arts (l. 10–13). . .

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