W.H. Auden, (1907 – 1973) English-American poet. He exerted a major influence on the poetry of the 20th century. Auden’s first book of poetry, "Poems", was published in 1928. Auden won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for "The Age of Anxiety". Much of his poetry is concerned with moral issues and evidences a strong political, social, and psychological context.
"Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours."...................Click to read Maria Popova's Brain Pickings article about Kenyon’s "A Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, Interviews, The Akhmatova Translations, Newspaper Columns, and One Poem"
Starry, starry night? Love it
Yes it is Starry, starry night. Painted by Vincent Van Gogh almost 130 years ago from a room in the mental asylum at Saint-Remy where he was recovering from mental illness and his ear amputation. He wrote to his brother that he considered "The Starry Night" to be a failure. Today it ranks among his most famous works,