Sunday, February 10, 2013

Night Mail- W.H.Auden

There are a lot of good songs about trains. `Two trains running - none going my way' will never be matched by a poem about an airplane.  No plaintive whistles in the dark, no romance.  But about the mails - Yes.  There is nothing to match a public servant handing you a letter.  In these days of unjust maligning of the post office, stop, look, and listen to W.H. Auden's Night Mail (at 19:26)  h/t James Fallows

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