Friday, March 02, 2007

Poet WH Auden A Commie Spy?

Happy 100th anniversary, you Stalin-loving poet, you. According to the BBC, Auden was tight with the Cambridge spies (the single most notorious spy case in UK history and the inspiration for "Another Country," among many other works of art) and might have helped Burgess to get away. Anyway, I'm still amused by the bawdy limericks this distinguished poet composed. Here's another:

After vainly invoking the Muse,
A poet cried: "Hell, what's the use?
There's more inspiration
At Grand Central Station;
I shall go there this moment and cruise."

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