Musée des Beaux Arts
(3) Base Camp
This little poem is a walk in the park, folks. It's got simple language, it tells a nice story, and, perhaps most importantly, it's actually pretty interesting. It sounds like a normal person speaking his relatively normal thoughts. Luckily for Auden, of course, he happens to tell one heck of a story. In fact, he tells a story without telling a story, if you know what we mean.