Philip Larkin

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

Water - Poem by Philip Larkin


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  • Rookie Sam Bruskin (3/13/2013 11:52:00 PM)

    ThE LAST stanza: where any-angled light can congregate endlessly; Elkins uses to describe Monet's impressionism (What Painting Is) (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Kay Vitter (9/18/2008 5:37:00 PM)

    Indeed, water and religion go way back and one way to look at this poem would be as a commentary on that, and it makes you think. You could also simply look at this poem as a tribute to the sometimes refreshing and purifying experience that the old H2O can bring. But no matter what you get out of it, it certainly takes nothing from of it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Saturday, May 25, 2013


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