W.H. Auden’s “Hymn to the United Nations” is revived in this tribute produced for United Nations Day.
The renown poet’s 1971 original reading is illustrated by images of today’s world, where his prescient vision, expressed in the powerful hope for a future, “Where all are Brothers/ None faceless Others,” is more imperative than ever.
His inspiring paean concludes with a rousing cry:
“Where even sadness/Is a form of gladness,
Where Fate is Freedom,/Grace and Surprise.”