W H Auden – August 1968

25 Feb

August 1968
The Ogre does what ogres can,
Deeds quite impossible for Man,
But one prize is beyond his reach,
The Ogre cannot master Speech:
About a subjugated plain,
Among its desperate and slain,
The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,
While drivel gushes from his lips.

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One Response to “W H Auden – August 1968”

  1. Kenia Cris February 25, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    I guess what I like most about this poem is that it doesn’t only speak of Ogres but also of men.

    Thanks for sharing. ❤

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