Philip Larkin Quotes

Around, the night drops swiftly down Its veils; does not condemn Or praise the different actions done. The hour that strikes across the town Caresses all and injures none As sleep approaches them.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "After-Dinner Remarks."
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Time that scatters hair upon a head Spreads the ice sheet on the shaven lawn; Signing an annual permit for the frost....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Disintegration."
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All your ages Matt and glossy on the thick black pages!
Philip Larkin (1922-1985), British poet. Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album (l. 2-3). . . Collected Poems of Philip Larkin. Anthony Thwaite, ed. (1988) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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Her hands intend no harm: Her hands devote themselves To sheltering a flame....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Portrait."
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Their looks show that they're for it: Ash hair, toad hands, prune face dried into lines How can they ignore it?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The Old Fools."
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Though living is a dreadful thing And a dreadful thing is it Life the niggard will not thank, She will not teach who will not sing, And what serves, on the final bank, Our logic and our wit?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "After-Dinner Remarks."
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Time points the simian camera in the head Upon confusion to be seen and seen.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Disintegration."
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Keep it off! By night, snow swerves (O loose moth world) ...
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Livings."
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Her hands are not strong enough Her hands will fall to her sides And no wind will trouble to break her grief.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Portrait."
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What do they think has happened, the old fools, To make them like this?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The Old Fools."
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