Philip Larkin Quotes

Sing there upon the beach Till all's beyond death's reach, And empty shells reply That all things flourish.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Lift through the breaking day."
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Let my hands find such symbols, that can be Unnoticed in the casual light of day, Lying in wait for half a century To split chance lives across, that had not dreamed Such coasts had echoed, or such seabirds screamed.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Plymouth."
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The northern sky rose high and black Over the proud unfruitful sea, East and west the ships came back Happily or unhappily....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The North Ship."
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The widest prairies have electric fences....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Wires."
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Rigidly they Persisted, linked, through lengths and breadths Of time. Snow fell, undated.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "A Arundel Tombn."
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One of the sadder things, I think, Is how our birthdays slowly sink: Presents and parties disappear, The cards grow fewer year by year, Till, when one reaches sixty-five, How many care we're still alive?
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Dear CHARLES, My Muse, asleep or dead."
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Lift through the breaking day, Wind that pursues the dawn ...
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Lift through the breaking day."
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A box of teak, a box of sandalwood, A brass-ringed spyglass in a case, A coin, leaf-thin with many polishings, Last kingdom of a gold forgotten face, These lie about the room....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Plymouth."
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I saw three ships go sailing by, Over the sea, the lifting sea....
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "The North Ship."
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Hearing this last word, There was no lambing-night, No gale-driven bird Nor frost-encircled root As cold as my heart.
Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British poet. "Within the dream you said."
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