Teen Writing Prompt 516

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Cover of the privately-printed Poems (1928)

Cover of the privately-printed Poems (1928) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Portrait of W.H. Auden

Portrait of W.H. Auden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Take one of your favorite forms and transform it into your own.  Please cite the author and poem.

After watching movie Four Wedding and a Funeral I fell in love with this poem by W.H. Auden It’s called Funeral Blues.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

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