famous poetry
| Famous Poetry | Roleplay | Free Video Tutorials | Online Poetry Club | Free Education | Best of Youtube | Ear Training

Voltaire At Ferney Analysis

Author: poem of W.H. Auden Type: poem Views: 11

Sponsored Links

Almost happy now, he looked at his estate.

An exile making watches glanced up as he passed,

And went on working; where a hospital was rising fast

A joiner touched his cap; an agent came to tell

Some of the trees he'd planted were progressing well.

The white alps glittered. It was summer. He was very great.

Far off in Paris, where his enemies

Whsipered that he was wicked, in an upright chair

A blind old woman longed for death and letters. He would write

"Nothing is better than life." But was it? Yes, the fight

Against the false and the unfair

Was always worth it. So was gardening. Civilise.

Cajoling, scolding, screaming, cleverest of them all,

He'd had the other children in a holy war

Against the infamous grown-ups, and, like a child, been sly

And humble, when there was occassion for

The two-faced answer or the plain protective lie,

But, patient like a peasant, waited for their fall.

And never doubted, like D'Alembert, he would win:

Only Pascal was a great enemy, the rest

Were rats already poisoned; there was much, though, to be done,

And only himself to count upon.

Dear Diderot was dull but did his best;

Rousseau, he'd always known, would blubber and give in.

So, like a sentinel, he could not sleep. The night was full of wrong,

Earthquakes and executions. Soon he would be dead,

And still all over Europe stood the horrible nurses

Itching to boil their children. Only his verses

Perhaps could stop them: He must go on working: Overhead

The uncomplaining stars composed their lucid song.


Learn to Play Songs by Ear: Ear Training

122 Free Video Tutorials

[Video Tutorial] How to build google chrome extensions

Please add me on youtube. I make free educational video tutorials on youtube such as Basic HTML and CSS.

Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. Online College Education is now free!

||| Analysis | Critique | Overview Below |||

There have been no submitted criqiques, be the first to add one below.

Post your Analysis


Free Online Education from Top Universities

Yes! It's true. College Education is now free!

Most common keywords

Voltaire At Ferney Analysis W.H. Auden critical analysis of poem, review school overview. Analysis of the poem. literary terms. Definition terms. Why did he use? short summary describing. Voltaire At Ferney Analysis W.H. Auden Characters archetypes. Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation pinkmonkey. Quick fast explanatory summary. pinkmonkey free cliffnotes cliffnotes ebook pdf doc file essay summary literary terms analysis professional definition summary synopsis sinopsis interpretation critique Voltaire At Ferney Analysis W.H. Auden itunes audio book mp4 mp3 mit ocw Online Education homework forum help

Poetry 17
Poetry 76
Poetry 201
Poetry 1
Poetry 123
Poetry 14
Poetry 184
Poetry 146
Poetry 141
Poetry 32
Poetry 158
Poetry 187
Poetry 91
Poetry 178
Poetry 89
Poetry 117
Poetry 104
Poetry 167
Poetry 52
Poetry 40