Saturday, October 17, 2009

If W.H. Auden.

If w.h. auden were william butler yeats,
his initials would be W. H. Y.
and who knows what torment
he would pour on the unsuspecting
heads of poor english majors.

Or if yeats were keats,
he would be romantic
and less prone to see
patterns where there are none.

Then he would be changed,
changed utterly and a terrible
beauty'd be born.