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Add a dash of style to the bookshelf with this geometric designed orange vintage Penguin anthology of queer English-American writer W. H. Auden's poetry--one among a bounty of classic books and gorgeous vintage Penguin books on our 2nd hand bookstore!

"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone.
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead,
Put crépe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song,
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong

The stars are not wanted now, put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good"

Vintage Penguin Poetry: W. H. Auden Selected Poetry 1962

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Title: W. H. Auden selected by the author

Author: W. H. Auden

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 1962

Format: Softcover

The book is in good condition for its age and front inscription; a delightful addition to any library!

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