St. Edmund's preparatory school, Surrey

Index to poems

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  • As I Walked Out One Evening
  • Epitaph on a Tyrant
  • First Things First
  • Friday's Child
  • In Memory of Sigmund Freud
  • In Memory of W. B. Yeats
  • Lullaby
  • On Reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics
  • On the Circuit
  • September 1, 1939
  • The Fall of Rome
  • The More Loving One
  • The Shield of Achilles
  • The Unknown Citizen

the Poetry Archive


  • The Shield of Achilles
  • One Evening
  • The Fall of Rome

and The Poetry Foundation


  • Doggerel by a Senior Citizen
  • Journey to Iceland
  • Ode to the Medieval Poets
  • The Shield of Achilles
  • Voltaire at Ferney

    All of W. H. Auden's poems are in copyright. Permission to publish must be sought of the poet's publishers.