The More Loving One – W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden was an Anglo-American poet born in Great Britain who later became an American citizen.  He has been regarded by many as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.  I must confess I had not heard of W. H. Auden until I heard a portion of one of his poems, “As I Walked Out One Evening”, quoted by the Ethan Hawke character in the movie “Before Sunrise” released in 1995.  The verses:
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My son, the poet.

My son, Tim, writes beats and rhymes.  While I don’t have any great love for rap and hip hop music myself, it is undeniably an art form.  Many of these artists are great lyricists and poets in their own right.  As I have begun to write poetry, I have acquired a different perspective on my son’s talent.  I would like to share with you a recent rhyme he wrote that I think is quite good.
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