Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Limericks by Auden

tumblr_lgkxjaakHO1qcptz0o1_500As the poets have mournfully sung,
Death takes the innocent young,
The rolling-in-money,
The screamingly-funny,
And those who are very well hung.

-- W. H. Auden

 

 


 

tumblr_lgzhvgaNau1qb7pqeo1_500After vainly invoking the Muse,
A poet cried "Hell! What's the use?
"There is more inspiration
"At Grand Central Station--
"I shall go there this moment and cruise."

-- W. H. Auden

 

 


tumblr_le81xcgxvw1qbgs6do1_500A friend, who is not an ascetic,
Says: "Ireland, my dear, is magnetic!
"No snakes; lots of elves,
"Who just offer themselves--
"Rather small, but most sympathetic."

-- W. H. Auden

5 comments:

Jacob Woods said...

Great picture selections to go with the poetry!

jaygeemmm said...

A great end to the day, Joe. Thanks, man. It just goes to show that you don't have to be well known (I'd never heard of Auden before today) to be a great writer of fine literature.
Oh, and great choice of illustrations!
Peace <3
Jay

JoeBlow said...

Thanks, Jacob and Jay.

Anonymous said...

Also by Auden:

Said the queen to the king I don't frown on
The fact that you choose to go down on
My page on the stairs,
But you'll give the boy airs
If you must do the job with your crown on.

Anonymous said...

And:

There was a young poet whose sex
Was aroused by aesthetic effects.
Marvel's "The Garden"
Gave him a hard-on
And he came during "Oedipus Rex."