Philip Larkin Quotes

In fact, may you be dull If that is what a skilled, Vigilant, flexible, Unemphasised, enthralled Catching of happiness is called.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Born Yesterday."
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... looped with the creep of varying light, Monkey-brown, fish-grey, a string of infected circles Loitering like bullies, about to coagulate....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "If, My Darling."
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Only one ship is seeking us a black- Sailed unfamiliar, towing at her back A huge and birdless silence. In her wake No waters breed or break.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Next, Please."
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The evening falters. Couples in their coats Are leaving gaps already, and the rest Move tables closer.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The Dance."
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Just think of all the spare time that has flown Straight into nothingness by being filled With forks and faces....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Vers de Société."
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May you be ordinary; Have, like other women, An average of talents....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Born Yesterday."
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Delusions that shrink to the size of a woman's glove, Then sicken inclusively outwards: . . . the incessant recital Intoned by reality, larded with technical terms, Each one double-yolked with meaning and meaning's rebuttal: For the skirl of that bulletin unpicks the world like a knot....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "If, My Darling."
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Always too eager for the future, we Pick up bad habits of expectancy. Something is always approaching; every day Till then we say....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Next, Please."
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The moon, the anchorless Moon go swerving Down at the earth for a catastrophic kiss.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The Dancer."
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Sitting by a lamp more often brings Not peace, but other things. Beyond the light stand failure and remorse....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Vers de Société."
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