Category Archives: Larkin Philip

Self’s the Man by Philip Larkin

Oh, no one can deny That Arnold is less selfish than I. He married a woman to stop her getting away Now she’s there all day, And the money he gets for wasting his life on work She takes as … Continue reading

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Money by Philip Larkin

Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me: ‘Why do you let me lie here wastefully? I am all you never had of goods and sex. You could get them still by writing a few cheques.’ So I look at others, what … Continue reading

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This Be the Verse by Philip Larkin

They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were fucked up in their turn By … Continue reading

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