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 (1907-1973) Anglo-American poet [Wystan Hugh Auden]
“Musée des Beaux Arts” (1940)

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