Friday, 23 March 2018

WH Auden Then and Now "The Quest".



I had the notion, It takes a thief to catch a thief watching USAWatchdog presented by Greg Hunter today. Looking for a poem about such a notion the Gods of Google offered up the quest by WH Auden.





https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-quest-5/


My own response to the Poem is very much in the grey space that Du Champs told us all about.
I wonder what others who read this Auden poem take away from it I read it as about now the attached PDF contextualises it into the body of Auden's Work and the time it was written how similar the reactions of the readers of it back then might have been.


http://summit.sfu.ca/system/files/iritems1/637/b10486835.pdf

http://letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se/2017/03/globalisation-un-entangled.html


 Globalisation Un-Entangled. (Work in Progress, Danger Poet at Work)

 shadows cast from secret whispers, taps on streams of digital Imprints what oppressor does not despise what oppression will not censor and misdirect
Secretive cabals of liberal political correctness

 Self-censored fearing the exile of dissentGchq Nsa Kvd , hacking whos democracyWhat democracy, sings with the voice of explosions


Tripartate accords of old, a Gold Standard. As Piggs Shit Brics and Lutherean Shards profer Gaping anuses and Calvanist certainties Divine providence and eminent domain 

 Democracy perverted.
Union now as then in ´38, current quarrelsMr Striets Union and Mr OrwellsNiggersNot counting Niggers, the other´s not like ussix hundred million disenfranchised, is it more today?


Globalisation Un-Entangled. (Democracy Work In Progress

Eliza with rogerian inscrutability 
'hears the confession of the mal-contents
A mirror held up before cosmetic application
Globalisation and Internationalism confused






despotism´s nature is to abhor any say
save that of its own momentary pleasure;
it annihilates all intermediate situations
between boundless strength on its own part,
and total debility on the part of the people.