‘You shall love your crooked neighbor…’

W.H. Auden

O look, look in the mirror

O look in your distress

Life remains a blessing

Although you cannot bless

O stand, stand by the window

As the tears scald and start

You shall love your crooked neighbor

With your crooked heart.

==W.H. Auden (1940)


I’ve always liked these verses.  They are taken from the poem, As I Walked Out One Evening.


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