Thursday, April 8, 2021


Auden Speaks About Totalitarianism

About a subjugated plain,

Among the desperate and slain,

The Ogre stalks with hands on hips,

While drivel gushes from his lips.

The Ogre does what ogres can,

Deeds quite impossible for Man,

But one prize is beyond his reach:

The Ogre cannot master speech.

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