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For W.H.A.

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<poem style="font-style:italic; margin-left:20px;"> These lines about you I though weighted by years, Wystan my friend:
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These lines about you I linked together,
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though weighted by years, Wystan my friend:
 
a tardy tribute and token of thanks
 
a tardy tribute and token of thanks
 
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Revision as of 17:01, 12 June 2010

For W.H.A. is a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien in parallel Old and Modern English. The poem is a "tardy tribute and token of thanks" to W.H. Auden, on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday and to mirror Auden's "A Short Ode to a Philologist" published in English and Medieval Studies Presented to J.R.R. Tolkien on the Occasion of his Seventith Birthday (George Allen & Unwin, 1962).

"For W.H.A." was first published in 1967 within Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review Vol. 18 No. 2.

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These lines about you I linked together,
though weighted by years, Wystan my friend:
a tardy tribute and token of thanks

See also