Tuesday, 30 December 2008

For The Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio (Part IV) by W. H. Auden

Part IV

CHORUS


He is the Way.

Follow Him through the Land of Unlikeness;
You will see rare beasts, and have unique adventures.

He is the Truth.
Seek Him in the Kingdom of Anxiety;
You will come to a great city that has expected your return for years.

He is the Life.
Love Him in the World of the Flesh;
And at your marriage all its occasions shall dance for joy.


And check this out for a bit of commentary on Auden and what he was trying to achieve with this poem (and generally).

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