Tag Archives: W.H. Auden


From the official U.S. Department of Justice account: During this sacred week for many Americans, AG Barr is monitoring govt regulation of religious services. While social distancing policies are appropriate during this emergency, they must be applied evenhandedly & not … Continue reading

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An Antidote to 45

There are times when I genuinely wonder whether I can hold up psychologically in our current politics and culture. My shrink tells me I am far from alone in this, and that everyone she listens to is consumed with a … Continue reading

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For the Time Being, 2014 part 2

A nearer Christmas. More (all the rest of what I’ll share) from this year’s reading of Auden’s For the Time Being. THE THREE WISE MEN: The weather has been awful, The countryside is dreary, Marsh, jungle, rock; and echoes mock, Calling … Continue reading

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For the Time Being, 2014 part 1

It’s nearly Christmas. Time to break out Auden’s For the Time Being. Continue reading

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For the Time Being

Last year, I serialized excerpts of W.H. Auden’s Christmas Oratorio, For the Time Being, late in the Nativity Fast/Advent. This year is 100% reprise, but in a single blog rather than serialized. Enjoy! And have a very blessed feast.

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