Philip Larkin

(9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985 / West Midlands / England)

Philip Larkin Poems

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1. The Spirit Wooed 1/1/2004
2. Story 1/3/2003
3. The Little Lives Of Earth And Form 1/3/2003
4. New Eyes Each Year 1/3/2003
5. Send No Money 1/3/2003
6. Triple Time 1/3/2003
7. TrÄUmerei 1/13/2003
8. Since The Majority Of Me 1/3/2003
9. This Is The First Thing 1/3/2003
10. Skin 1/3/2003
11. Modesties 1/3/2003
12. The View 3/19/2003
13. Night Music 1/3/2003
14. Solar 1/3/2003
15. Myxomatosis 1/3/2003
16. Like The Train's Beat 1/3/2003
17. Money 1/3/2003
18. He Hears That His Beloved Has Become Engaged 1/3/2003
19. Long Sight In Age 1/3/2003
20. The School In August 1/3/2003
21. Maturity 1/3/2003
22. The Building 1/3/2003
23. Reasons For Attendance 1/3/2003
24. To Put One Brick Upon Another 1/3/2003
25. Mother, Summer, I 1/3/2003
26. I Have Started To Say 1/3/2003
27. How Distant 1/3/2003
28. The Importance Of Elsewhere 1/3/2003
29. If Hands Could Free You, Heart 1/3/2003
30. Wants 1/3/2003
31. To My Wife 1/13/2003
32. Whatever Happened? 1/3/2003
33. Next Please 1/3/2003
34. I Remember, I Remember 1/3/2003
35. Maiden Name 1/3/2003
36. Mcmxiv 1/3/2003
37. Nothing To Be Said 1/3/2003
38. Vers De SociÉTÉ 1/13/2003
39. Friday Night At The Royal Station Hotel 1/3/2003
40. When First We Faced, And Touching Showed 1/13/2003
Best Poem of Philip Larkin

Aubade

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.
Arid interrogation: yet the dread
Of dying, and being dead,
Flashes afresh to hold and horrify.
The mind blanks at the glare. Not in remorse
- The good not done, the love not given, time
Torn off unused - nor wretchedly because
An only life can take so long to ...

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