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Monday, February 16, 2009

W.H. Auden

From “September 1, 1939″ by W.H. Auden
The windiest militant trash

Important Persons shout
Is not so crude as our wish:
What mad Nijinsky wrote
About Diaghilev
Is true of the normal heart;
For the error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have,
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.