Click image to order
Never miss a post
Your email address:*
Please enter all required fields
Correct invalid entries


« "Virginity" [by Amy Gerstler] | Main | Professor Frake [by Molly Arden] »

November 19, 2021


David, this is great stuff you gather here.
I would love to see what you find for the Titian paintings
newly arranged in Boston exhibit! Road trip?
I tried something in the October ✍️ challenge
for The Ekphrastic Review. Poets, pilgrims and tourists
have been inspired by art 🖼 for millennia.
Give us more!

P.S. I hope to share your post in my writing workshop on Mythology 📌

This has always been such a striking poem. I love your commentary about Auden choosing to put words together in the way he did adding power. This first four lines are amazing and put together perfectly. Any other way of putting the ideas and words together would take away its
Strength. Thanks for your insights.

Important successes, your insights.

About Auden's poem, you are absolutely right.

I always wondered how Auden made such a poem, masterpiece of magical modernism, which one reads aloud as prose while, as if by happenstance, feeling the song beneath.
You explained it. Lucky New School students!

Thank you, Mindy. Yes, the poem is a "masterpiece of magical modernism"; how well you put it. I'm grateful to you and to all (Grace, Terence, Sarah, Carolyn) who took note of it and took the time to comment.
Also, isn't it remarkable -- I should have made mention of it -- that WHA does not say "they were always right"?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

click image to order your copy
That Ship Has Sailed
Click image to order
BAP ad
"Lively and affectionate" Publishers Weekly


I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


  • StatCounter