Musee Des Beaux Arts: W H Auden

Jan_Steen_Peasants_before_an_Inn

About suffering they were never wrong,
The Old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position; how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window
Or just walking dully along.

Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973)

The illustration is ‘Peasants before an Inn’ (1653)by Jan Steen (1626-1679), downloaded from Wikimedia. Now in Toledo Museum.
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Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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