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W. H. Auden: September 1, 1939

This poem by W. H. Auden (1907-1973), marks the beginning of World War II, which started with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. He is an analyst of the times, and his deep insights are as true today as they were in September 1939: Those to whom evil is done, do evil in return… The enlightenment driven away, the habit-forming pain, mismanagement, and grief…. 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…..All I have is a voice, to undo the folded...