Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another; they might also ask themselves how much poetry of any period they can honestly say that they understand.

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) Anglo-American poet [Wystan Hugh Auden]
“The Dyer’s Hand” (1955)

Published in The Listener (30 Jun 1955)

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