Till China and Africa meet,
And the river jumps over the mountain
And the salmon sing in the street”
― W.H. Auden
This day in History…..
British born poet, WH Auden, Born this day in 1907, recognised by the British Museum and admired for his unsurpassed technical virtuosity and an ability to write poems in nearly every imaginable verse form.
I admire his work and how he was able to engage culture, current events, and vernacular speech in his work.
He took poetry to the vast range of his intellect, from an extraordinary variety of literatures, art forms, social and political theories, and scientific and technical information.
He had a remarkable wit.
His poetry frequently recounts, literally or metaphorically, a journey or quest, and his travels provided rich material for his verse.
And for these reasons, WH AUDEN is one of my favourite British poets.
I would like to share this link to his work. It’s an incredible read and audio books are complimentary.
Thank you for reading.