Tuesday, April 17, 2007

A W.H. Auden Day Book

Tragedy challenges us to generalize authentically.

If I were to publish a book with literary inspiration for each day of the year, I would have the same line for every day, taken from W.H. Auden's "September 1, 1939."

I would hold this line because each day, "a plank in reason breaks," compassion confronts suffering, and true dichotomy dictates:

We must love one another or die.


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