Thursday, January 26, 2012

Collage 660

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...

-W. H. Auden from "Musee des Beaux Arts"

Lynn Waskelis
from page 575-576, volume 2 of original text
made 10/21/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation 1070-1071

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