Daily Archives: April 13, 2007

Backwards Travel

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September 1st

SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 W.H. Auden I sit in one of the divesOn Fifty-second StreetUncertain and afraidAs the clever hopes expireOf a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the brightAnd darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our … Continue reading

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Dover

DOVER August 1937 Steep roads, a tunnel through chalk downs, are the approaches;A ruined pharos overlooks a constructed bay;The sea-front is almost elegant; all the showHas, inland somewhere, a vague and dirty root:Nothing is made in this town. A Norman … Continue reading

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