Vertical And Horizontal Men: W H Auden

George_Snygge_tomb_St_Stephen_Bristol

Let us honour if we can
The vertical man
Though we value none
But the horizontal one.

W H Auden

Poems
The image is: Tomb effigy of George Snygge, died 11 November 1617, w:St Stephen’s Church, Bristol via Wikimedia
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About layanglicana

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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2 Responses to Vertical And Horizontal Men: W H Auden

  1. We should value people while they are vertical and can appreciate that we care.

  2. layanglicana says:

    I expect you have had the same experience as I have of going to a memorial service (more common in England now as public celebrations of a life than funerals) and hearing so much about the person that we had not known and appreciated in their lifetime.

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