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W.H. Auden

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Added by: jonhy Wood
Wh auden express his homosexuality in lullaby
last four lines of the last stanza of Lullaby
Added by: Martin Rayner Hesketh
Noons of dryness and nights of insult,I imagine,are life experiences. If so, what are they?
Are noons of dryness severe sterility and nights of insult mental torture?
Added by: Frances
what is the authors messege about the poem "lullaby"?
Added by: robert martin
I have always felt an affinity between this poem and Voyages IV by Hart Crane. I quote the latter in part:

In all the argosy of your bright hair I dreamed/

Nothing so flagless as this piracy./

But now/

Draw in your head, alone and too tall here./ Your eyes already in the slant of drifting foam;/Your breath sealed by the ghosts I do not know:/ Draw in your head and sleep the long way home.

Bob Martin
Added by: Joe Winter
How do we know Auden's 'Lullaby' isn't an expression of heterosexual love?
RE: last four lines
Added by: Brian Watson
"Nights of insult" refers to infidelity (earlier he mentions his "faithless arm"). "Noons of dryness" I think refers to the narrator's absence.
Added by: Jay
I don't anyone on here is looking at the poem itself. People's comments on here are about his lifestyle. Look at the words and not at the person, and see where he is going in the poem and not in life. For all we know he could have focus this poem on anyone in his life and not him.
Added by: tara
I found this poem really confusing. He was unfaith ful but the last two stanzas I do not understand and what do the two refrences to midnight mean. Did Someone Die?

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