Funeral poem from four weddings and a funeral
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Funeral Blues by W. H. Auden
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. He was my North, my South, my East, my West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song, I thought that love would last forever: 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. Wystan Hugh Auden was a poet, playwright and critic, who made a name for himself as a young poet at Oxford, where his contemporaries were John Betjeman, Stephen Spender and Louis MacNeice. Auden became Professor of Poetry at Oxford and had a distinguished career. The painting above by Stanley Meltzoff shows him in this role and appeared on the cover of The Atlantic in January
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Analysis of Auden’s “Funeral Blues”
WH Auden's poem "Stop all the clocks" was made famous anew by the romcom Four Weddings and Funeral, where it was recited at the funeral of one of the film's best-loved characters, Gareth, memorably played by Simon Callow. As he prepares to host a concert of music exploring death and spirituality, Simon Callow himself reads the poem live on In Tune. The music accompanying his reading is Leopold Stokowski's orchestral arrangement of Purcell's 'When I am laid in earth' from Dido and Aeneas, performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Main content. Sorry, this clip is not currently available. Simon Callow reads the heartbreaking poem famously recited at his Four Weddings funeral WH Auden's poem "Stop all the clocks" was made famous anew by the romcom Four Weddings and Funeral, where it was recited at the funeral of one of the film's best-loved characters, Gareth, memorably played by Simon Callow. Duration: 2 minutes.
The speaker ends the poem with how nothing matters to him anymore, as nothing can take him back to the past. 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 forever: I was wrong.
Auden offered this revised version as a cabaret song, which was set to music by Benjamin Britten and sung by soprano Hedli Anderson for the stage. Americans have also shown an increased interest in the author. The poem expresses a rhythmical, intimate portrait of the totality of love and the devastating consequences of its absence. After being admitted to Oxford University to study engineering, Auden switched to the literature. His interest in science would later be evident in his poetry.