Philip Larkin Quotes

Curses? The dark? Struggling? Where's the source Of these yarns now (except in nightmares, of course)?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. ...."
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But counting up to two Is harder to do....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Counting."
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One day perhaps I'll know What makes you be so lucky in your ratio One of those "more things," could it be? Horatio.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Letter to a Friend about Girls."
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On shallow slates the pigeons shift together, Backing against a thin rain from the west....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Pigeons."
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The moon is full tonight And hurts the eyes, It is so definite and bright.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The moon is full tonight."
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Mantled in grey, the dusk steals slowly in, Crossing the dead, dull fields with footsteps cold.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Winter Nocturne."
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At once whatever happened starts receding. Panting, and back on board, we line the rail With trousers ripped, light wallets, and lips bleeding.
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Cut grass lies frail: Brief is the breath Mown stalks exhale,
Philip Larkin (1922-1985), British poet. Cut Grass (l. 1-3). . . Collected Poems of Philip Larkin. Anthony Thwaite, ed. (1988) Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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They work, and age, and put off men By being unattractive, or too shy, Or having morals anyhow, none give in: Some of them go quite rigid with disgust At anything but marriage....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Letter to a Friend about Girls."
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No, I have never found The place where I could say This is my proper ground, Here I shall stay; Nor met that special one Who has an instant claim On everything I own Down to my name....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Places, Loved Ones."
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