Saturday, October 9, 2010

Auden on Saturday

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

W.H. Auden


thingsIlove said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post! The room with the clouds is amazing!

Onyinye FaFi Obi said...

amazing pictures.
so cool..
i love the winnie the pooh quote.
fabulous post.

Jessica said...

I love the cloud installation. I wonder how my boyfriend would react if I did that at home!

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Closet Fashionista said...

I love these shots!
and yea, I agree...I love Michael, they are all just buttheads, haha ;)

Closet Fashionista said...

Yea, very true, I just need to train myself to let go sometimes, haha. I'm good now that its over and I'm home enjoying the new stuff :D

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

What a beautiful post. I think it really sums up what your blog is about.

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the clouds.....beautiful post....and love your blog hunnie:)

Flourishing Networks said...

I love the second photo - love it!!! really !!! great post

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

AWH, all these photos are wonderful, full of great ideas! xxxx

Rebecca said...

beautiful photos, i love auden (:

o said...

Beautiful inspiration, Courtney! I just love the picture with the clouds inside the room. Gorgeous!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

these are GORGEOUS pics. i love this post.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that poem! I love Auden and can totally see why Sylvia Plath worshipped him!