Excerpt from a poem about Time by W H Auden

Discussion in 'Poetry' started by naqshbandijamaati, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. "The years shall run like rabbits,
    For in my arms I hold
    The Flower of the Ages,
    And the first love of the world."

    But all the clocks in the city
    Began to whirr and chime:
    "O let not Time deceive you,
    You cannot conquer Time.

    "In the burrows of the Nightmare
    Where Justice naked is,
    Time watches from the shadow
    And coughs when you would kiss.

    "In headaches and in worry
    Vaguely life leaks away,
    And Time will have his fancy
    To-morrow or to-day.

    this excerpt is from his famous poem As I Walked Out One Evening. A beautiful evocation on mortality, isn't it?
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2006

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