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Leap Before You Look by W. H. Auden

The sense of danger must not disappear: The way is certainly both short and steep, However gradual it may look from here; Look if you like, but you will have to leap. Tough minded men get mushy in their sleep … Continue reading

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September 1, 1939 by W. H. Auden

I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth, Obsessing our … Continue reading

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