Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty
Sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty
Had a great fall.

All the King's horses,
And all the King's men
Couldn't put Humpty
Together again.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The More Loving One, WH Auden

Looking up at the stars, I know quite well
That, for all they care, I can go to hell,
But on earth indifference is the least
We have to dread from man or beast.

How should we like it were stars to burn
With a passion for us we could not return?
If equal affection cannot be,
Let the more loving one be me.

Admirer as I think I am
Of stars that do not give a damn,
I cannot, now I see them, say
I missed one terribly all day.

Were all stars to disappear or die,
I should learn to look at an empty sky
And feel its total dark sublime,
Though this might take me a little time.