A blog about GLBT History, Art, Literature, Politics, and Culture. The Closet Professor is a fun (sometimes tongue-in-cheek, sometimes very serious) approach to GLBT Culture.
As 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
After 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."
A 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."
Great picture selections to go with the poetry!
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 <3Jay
Thanks, Jacob and Jay.
Also by Auden:Said the queen to the king I don't frown onThe fact that you choose to go down onMy page on the stairs,But you'll give the boy airsIf you must do the job with your crown on.
And:There was a young poet whose sexWas aroused by aesthetic effects.Marvel's "The Garden"Gave him a hard-onAnd he came during "Oedipus Rex."
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