'Oh stand, stand at the window,' W. H. Auden
As the tears scald and start;
You shall love your crooked neighbor
With your crooked heart. '
—"As I Walked Out One Evening"
(1907 - 1973) (W.H. being short for Wystan Hugh
) was an English/American poet and playwright.
Had a huge influence in the tone and structure of modern poetry, and on the poets surrounding him during his time. In turn, he was influenced by T. S. Eliot
, Marianne Moore, Dante
, and W. B. Yeats
Notable Works Include:
- Poems (1930)
- Look, Stranger! (1936)
- Another Time (1940)
- The Sea and the Mirror (1943)
- Nones (1952)
- Homage to Clio (1960)
- About the House About the House (1965)
- City Without Walls (1969)
Poems of his you might recognize:
- "As I Walked Out One Evening"
- "Musee des Beaux Arts"
- "Funeral Blues"
- "September 1, 1939"
- "The Unknown Citizen"
- "In Memory of W.B. Yeats"