Philip Larkin Quotes

Calling the traveller now, the outward bound: O not for long, they cry, O not for long....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Arrivals, Departures."
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What is under my hands, That I cannot feel?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Going."
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I declare Two lineages electrify the air, That will like pennons from a mast Fly over sleep and life and death Till sun is powerless to decoy A single seed above the earth: Lineage of sorrow: lineage of joy....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Many famous feet have trod."
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Since the majority of me Rejects the majority of you, Debating ends forthwith, and we Divide.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Since the majority of me."
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Walking around in the park Should feel better than work: The lake, the sunshine, The grass to lie on....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Toads Revisited."
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Parting is a trailing streamer, Lingering like leaves in autumn....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "As a war in years of peace."
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There is an evening coming in Across the fields, one never seen before, That lights no lamps.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Going."
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We are born each morning, shelled upon A sheet of light that paves The palaces of sight, and brings again The river shining through the field of graves.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Many famous feet have trod."
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Sinking like sediment through the day To leave it clearer, onto the floor of the flask (Vast summer vessel) settles a bitter carpet Horror of life.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Sinking like sediment through the day."
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Give me your arm, old toad; Help me down Cemetery Road.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Toads Revisited."
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