Philip Larkin Quotes

That vast moth-eaten musical brocade Created to pretend we never die ...
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Aubade."
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Our children will not know it's a different country. All we can hope to leave them now is money.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Homage to a Government."
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My mother, who hates thunderstorms, Holds up each summer day and shakes It out suspiciously, lest swarms Of grape-dark clouds are lurking there....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Mother, Summer, I...."
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She was slapped up one day in March. A couple of weeks, and her face Was snaggle-toothed and boss-eyed....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Sunny Prestatyn."
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... only A figure spun on stirring of the air, And so, untrue.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Two Guitar Pieces."
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I work all day, and get half-drunk at night. Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare. In time the curtain-edges will grow light. Till then I see what's really always there: Unresting death, a whole day nearer now, Making all thought impossible but how And where and when I shall myself die.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Aubade."
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Home is so sad. It stays as it was left, Shaped to the comfort of the last to go As if to win them back.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Home is so Sad."
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And I her son, though summer-born And summer-loving, none the less Am easier when the leaves are gone....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Mother, Summer, I...."
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She was too good for this life. Very soon, a great transverse tear Left only a hand and some blue. Now Fight Cancer is there.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Sunny Prestatyn."
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I am trembling: I am suddenly charged with their language, these six strings, Suddenly made to see they can declare Nothing but harmony, and may not move Without a happy stirring of the air That builds within this room a second room....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Two Guitar Pieces."
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