Philip Larkin Quotes

Planted deeper than roots, This chiselled, flung-up faith Runs and leaps against the sky, A prayer killed into stone....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "A Stone Church Damaged by a Bomb."
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Having grown up in shade of Church and State Breathing the air of drawing-rooms and scent ...
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Having grown up in shade of Church and State."
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So awkward was this May Then training to prepare Summer's impressive lie Upon whose every day So many ruined are May could not make aware.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "May Weather."
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We heard of all your gain when you had gone, And talked about it when the meal lay done....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "So you have been, despite parental ban."
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Choice of you shuts up that peacock-fan The future was, in which temptingly spread All that elaborative nature can.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "To My Wife."
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Yet the wound, O see the wound This petrified heart has taken, Because, created deathless, Nothing but death remained To scatter magnificence....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "A Stone Church Damaged by a Bomb."
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"Y'know, he's good! Why, that's A graceful player!" True? Perhaps. Benign, We diagnose a case of good old sex.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Having grown up in shade of Church and State."
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the men Leaving the gardens tidy, The thousands of marriages Lasting a little while longer: Never such innocence again.
Philip Larkin (1922-1985), British poet. MCMXIV (l. 28-32). . . Collected Poems of Philip Larkin. Anthony Thwaite, ed. (1988) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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That name for which you fought does it quite fit? And is your stubborn silence only tact? Boys wish to imitate who hear of it But will you tell them to repeat your act?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "So you have been, despite parental ban."
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what most appals Is that tiny first shiver, That stumble, whereby We know beyond doubt They have almost run out And are starting to die.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Tops."
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