Philip Larkin Quotes

Leaves chase warm buses, speckle statued air, Pile up in corners, fetch out vague broomed men Through mists at morning.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "And now the leaves suddenly lose strength."
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Newly stumbling to and fro All they find, outside the fold, Is a wretched width of cold.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "First Sight."
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It never worked for me. Something to do with violence A long way back, and wrong rewards, And arrogant eternity.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Love Again."
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Only I'm a better hand At knowing what I can stand Without them sending a van Or I suppose I can.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Self's the Man."
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none Thought of the others they would never meet Or how their lives would all contain this hour. I thought of London spread out in the sun, Its postal districts packed like squares of wheat:
Philip Larkin (1922-1985), British poet. The Whitsun Weddings (l. 66-70). . . Collected Poems of Philip Larkin. Anthony Thwaite, ed. (1988) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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Apart, we think we wish ourselves together, Yet sue for solitude upon our meetings....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "And the wave sings because it is moving."
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And the empty pages? Should they ever be filled Let it be with observed Celestial recurrences....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Forget What Did."
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Someone else drowned in that lash-wide stare, And me supposed to be ignorant, Or find it funny, or not to care....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Love Again."
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Oh, no one can deny That Arnold is less selfish than I. He married a woman to stop her getting away Now she's there all day.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Self's the Man."
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It will be worth it, if in the end I manage To blank out whatever it is that is doing the damage. Then there will be nothing I know. My mind will fold into itself, like fields, like snow.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The Winter Palace."
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