Epistle to a Godson
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.