I’ve clearly already broken the rules of my project, but so be it.  I’ll keep trying (or something that approximates trying) anyway.  I’ve still been working through Auden’s juvenilia, and I’ve made my reading quota for the week at least.  Here follows my favorite of the poems I’ve read this week.

We sat in the shaded lamplight
Talking far on into the night
As many have sat

We planned what things should come to be
The great things future years would see
As many have planned

And thinking thereupon our eyes
Shone radiant with a glad surmise
As many have shone

The days slipped by, year by year
We found we built upon the air
As many have found.


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