Epistle to a Godson

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First UK edition (publ. Faber & Faber)

Epistle to a Godson and other poems is a book of poems by W. H. Auden, published in 1972.

This book was the last book of poems that Auden completed in his lifetime; its successor, Thank You, Fog was left unfinished at his death.

The poems included in the book were written mostly in 1968-1971. They include, in addition to the title poem, "Natural Linguistics", "Doggerel by a Senior Citizen", "Old People's Home", "Talking to Dogs", "Talking to Mice", and "Talking to Myself".

The book is dedicated to Philip Spender.