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Poem of the Week: "The Building" by Philip Larkin

Another searing great from High Windows (1974). The BuildingHigher than the handsomest hotelThe lucent comb shows up for miles, but see,All round it close-ribbed streets rise and fallLike a...

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Poem of the Week: "The Daily Things We Do" by Philip Larkin

I've posted so much Larkin before, so no bio this time. I think this poem may actually be unfinished, which certainly looks possible. The daily things we do The daily things we doFor money or for...

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Poem of the Week: "Dublinesque" by Philip Larkin

This is an interesting poem set in Ireland by the supposedly quintessentially English poet, Philip Larkin. This poem appeared in the 1974 collection High Windows.   DublinesqueDown stucco...

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Poem of the Week: "Next, Please" By Philip Larkin

My timing in choosing this as our Poem of the Week should be clear enough. Just wait til 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, the Royals will be ready to contend. Moore's got all the pieces in place!   N...

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Poem of the Week: "The Explosion" by Philip Larkin

Two-part dedication for this entry: 1) to Ross Gload and 2) to my wife who has been working on mine safety issues.     The Explosion   On the day of the explosion Shadows pointed towards the...

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Poem of the Week: Valentine's Late Edition

This week's poem of the week is inspired by Valentine's Day, at least somewhat. Actually I feel like it blows the triteness of V-Day out of the water, but we'll see  if anyone agrees.An Arundel...

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Poem of the Week: Larkin's Next Please

New Year, despite its essentially made-up and put-on nature as a holiday, nevertheless always invites self-reflection and some hope for change and an improved lot. As one of the unlucky few with a...

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