b.z. niditch | auden


Uncle said be
like Wystan
try to be modern
and read W.H. Auden

Kick the habit
of feasting on Easter
on plates
of Welsh rabbit

Listen to operas
by Strauss,
the immortal playing
of Lili Kraus

Auden’s great love
for food ,drink and music
he taught us not to
be rude or get sick

The poet’s advice
forget depression,
it’s leads to a headache
or God in confession

Beware of fascism
of men’s dirty little minds
forget all catechism
for lively poetry’s lines,

You wake us to be modern
at either pond are friends
to learn our lessons,
now get out your pens!

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