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As I Walked Out One Evening contains some of Auden's most memorable verse: "Now Through the Night's Caressing ...
As I Walked Out One Evening contains some of Auden's most memorable verse: "Now Through the Night's Caressing Grip," "Lullaby: Lay your Sleeping Head, My Love," "Under Which Lyre," and "Funeral Blues." Alongside them are less familiar poems, including seventeen that have never before appeared in book form. Here, among toasts, ballads, limericks, and even a foxtrot, are "Song: The Chimney Sweepers," a jaunty evocation of love, and the hilarious satire "Letter to Lord Byron." By turns lyrical, tender, sardonic, courtly, and risqué, As I Walked Out One Evening is Auden at his most irresistible and affecting.
Following the success of Tell Me the Truth About Love, this warm, delightful, and sometimes uproarious collection of Auden's lighter poems includes 13 poems never previously published. Full of verse that's fun and approachable, this collection includes love poems, dramatic verses, operatic songs, toasts, a few baudy limericks, and much more.