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Auden’s Grumpy Moon Landing Poem

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Auden’s Grumpy Moon Landing Poem

The Paris Review - Nina Martyris

Shortly after Apollo 11 put men on the moon and brought them safely back to earth, W. H. Auden, widely regarded as the greatest living English poet of the age, wrote a poem about it. It’s called “Moon Landing,” and from start to finish, it’s one long grumble. Untouched by the sublime romance of the …

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