Philip Larkin Quotes

Or if, this night, happiness too is going.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Arrivals, Departures."
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On short, still days At the shut of the year We search the pathways Where the coverts were.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Gathering Wood."
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Years in wingspans go Across and over our heads. Watch them: They are flying east. They are flying to the ebb Of dark.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Many famous feet have trod."
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... lambing-sticks, rugs, Needlework, knitted caps, baskets, all worthy, all well done, But less than the honeycombs.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Show Saturday."
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Time and Space were only their disguises Under which their hatred chose its shapes....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Time and Space were only their disguises."
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And we, barely recalled from sleep there, sense Arrivals lowing in a doleful distance Horny dilemmas at the gate once more. Come and choose wrong, they cry, come and choose wrong....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Arrivals, Departures."
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O short, still days! O burrow fires!
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Gathering Wood."
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Joy has no cause: Though cut to pieces with a knife, Cannot keep silence. What else should magnetize Our drudging, hypocritical, ecstatic life?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Many famous feet have trod."
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... breaks ancestrally each year into Regenerate union. Let it always be there.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Show Saturday."
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Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. Toads, st. 1, The Less Deceived (1955).
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