Philip Larkin

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

Solar - Poem by Philip Larkin


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  • (12/25/2008 6:07:00 PM)


    This is my favourite poem by Larkin. He's talking about the sun, and it always gives to us day after day. The last line, 'unclosing like a hand, you give forever' is one of my favourites too. It's also quite abstract and doesn't feature some of Larkin's usual tricks, sarcasm, profanity, fear etc. Its a very lighthearted poem and written very simplistically. This is why it earns top marks for me. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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