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Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves
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"Before people complain of the obscurity of modern poetry, they should first examine their consciences and ask themselves with how many people and on how many occasions they have genuinely and profoundly shared some experience with another"

- W. H. Auden

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This quote by W. H. Auden is a tip to individuals to think of their own actions before they slam the work of others. He is suggesting that prior to people grumble about the obscurity of modern-day poetry, they ought to take a moment to assess how often they have truly shared an experience with another person. Auden is indicating that if people are not making the effort to connect with others and share significant experiences, then they ought to not be so fast to judge the work of others. He is recommending that if individuals want to comprehend contemporary poetry, they ought to take the time to develop meaningful relationships and share experiences with others. This quote is a suggestion to be mindful of our own actions prior to we slam the work of others.

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W. H. Auden This quote is written / told by W. H. Auden between February 21, 1907 and September 29, 1973. He was a famous Poet from England. The author also have 59 other quotes.

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