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Commencement Poem

…with commencement upon us, and with commencement comes the commencement address, I asked a number of people what poem they’d want to hear, seated in a commencement audience.  I’m going to offer a first ideal-poem-for-commencement, and no sooner had I asked myself this question than I thought “Auden.” The poem I want to hear at commencement is Musee Des Beaux Arts (arguably his most famous), and the link is to a scan of the poem from the 1970 edition of the Modern Library Selected Poetryof W.H. Auden.

Musee Des Beaux Arts

~ by pdoty on May 18, 2011.

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