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          W. H. Auden (1907-1973)

                  from Five Songs


First Line: That night when joy began

This poem was written in November of 1931. As such, it is protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. It can be found in:

  • Auden, W.H. Collected Poems. Edward Mendelson, ed. London: Faber and Faber, 1976.
  • Abcarian, Richard, and Marvin Klotz, eds. Literature: The Human Experience (Shorter Fourth Edition with Essays). New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.

    Auden was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1948, the Bollingen Prize for Poetry in 1953, and the National Book Award for Poetry in 1956.