The Waters by W. H. Auden
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Poet, oracle and wit Like unsuccessful anglers by
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The Waters by W. H. Auden

by gsa123

Poet, oracle and wit

Like unsuccessful anglers by

The ponds of apperception sit,

Baiting with the wrong request

The vectors of their interest;

At nightfall tell the anglers lie.

With time in tempest everywhere

To rafts of frail assumption cling

The saintly and the insincere;

Enraged phenomena bear down

In overwhelming wave to drown

Both sufferer and suffering.

The waters long to hear our question put

Which would release their longed-for answer, but.

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