W. H. Auden calls the Poetry Crisis Line


from “Septemer 1, 1939” by W. H. Auden

ROSIE (COUNSELOR): Poetry Crisis Line, what is your emergency?
W. H. AUDEN (CALLER): Faces along the bar cling to their average day.
ROSIE: Mean or median?
AUDEN: The lights must never go out
ROSIE: So—really mean?

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