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Because of copyright restrictions, no texts of Auden's poems are posted on this site. Links are provided below to poems posted on other sites with the permission of Auden's estate.

The following poems are part of the Auden exhibit on the web site of the Academy of American Poets. They are listed in chronological order of composition.


As I Walked Out One Evening

Epitaph on a Tyrant

In Memory of W. B. Yeats

The Unknown Citizen

September 1, 1939

In Memory of Sigmund Freud

The Fall of Rome

The Shield of Achilles

The More Loving One

On the Circuit, with a recording of Auden reading the poem.

The following two poems may be found on the National Public Radio web site (both poems are on the same page):

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone ("Funeral Blues")

O the valley in the summer where I and my John ("Johnny")

Another poem, from London Transport's archive of "Poems on the Underground"

If I could tell you

Another poem (with a recording of Auden reading it) may be found at the BBC's Poetry Outloud site:

After Reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics

A reading at the 92nd Street YM-YWHA, New York, 27 March 1972, may be heard at the New York Times web site.

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