Tag: W.H.Auden

Russian – American Romance

Russian – American Romance In my land and yours they do hit the hay and sleep the whole night in a similar way. There’s the golden Moon with a double shine. It lightens your land and it lightens mine. At […] 

A Ballad on the Taxes

We pay though the nose for subjecting of foes. Abroad we’re defeated, at home we ‘re cheated. The ideas of April are upon us and that means taxes. Just read this astoundingly relevant piece of tax outrage. It provides some […] 

Epitaph on a Tyrant

Epitaph on a Tyrant by W. H. Auden Perfection, of a kind, was what he was after, And the poetry he invented was easy to understand; He knew human folly like the back of his hand, And was greatly interested […] 

About Suffering They Were Never Wrong

About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters: how well they understood Its human position: how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;             […] 

Night Mail: A small, unimportant, irrelevant, personal post about change

This is the Night Mail crossing the border, Bringing the cheque and the postal order, Letters for the rich, letters for the poor, The shop at the corner and the girl next door.   Just watch this clip from “Night […] 

Darkness and Light

What 60 schools can tell us about teaching 21st century skills. Here’s the TEDx Denver version of the talk Grant Lichtman gave at #naisac13 in Philadelphia. I take my title from an extraordinary compliment that Grant paid Poughkeepsie Day School on his blog […] 

Show an Affirming Flame: It’s Not The Real World and That’s a Good Thing

On the last day of the year, time to show an affirming flame as another low dishonest decade ends. I’ll leave all the best and worst and top ten lists to others, but merely remark – that for all the […] 

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