Poetas ingleses: Poemas que son plantas.

W.H. Auden.

Song: Stop all the clocks. 

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

Las enredaderas se adhieren y se extienden… Como este poema. 

Hopkins.

Heaven – Haven

A nun takes the veil

I have desired to go
Where springs not fail,
To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail,
And a few lilies blow.

And I have asked to be
Where no storms come,
Where the green swell is in the havens dumb,
And out of the swing of the sea.

And a few lilies blow.

C.Day Lewis.

Now she is like the white tree-rose

Now she is like the white tree-rose

That takes a blessing from the sun:

Summer has filled her veins with light,

And her warm heart is washed with noon.

Or as a poplar, ceaselessly

Gives a soft answer to the wind:

Cool on the light her leaves lie sleeping,

Folding a column of sweet sound.

Powder the stars. Forbid the night

To wear those brilliants for a brooch

So soon, dark death, you may close down

The mines that made this beauty rich.

Her thoughts are pleiads, stooping low

O’er glades where nightingale has flown:

And like the luminous night around her

She has at heart a certain dawn.

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Now she is like the white tree-rose

That takes a blessing from the sun

Bibliografía consultada:

-L. Untermeyer. (1950). Modern American Poetry & Modern British Poetry. New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company.

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