What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields.

by Philip Larkin

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Oh, what a fantastic way to describe a city!
Surely there is a typo here. And her dark eyes his bridegroom glance have know. This line makes no sense.