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Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Another favourite poem

Since I've been putting various things I like up, I thought I'd add this quatrain by Philip Larkin. He never put it in any of this four books of poetry, perhaps because he thought it betrayed rather too much about himself! It came to readers thanks to the posthumous "Philip Larkin: Collected Poems", my most well-thumbed volume of poetry.

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Day by day your estimation clocks up
Who deserves a smile and who a frown.
And girls you have to tell to pull their socks up
Are those whose pants you'd most like to pull down.

-Philip Larkin

3 Comments:

Blogger a.v.koshy said...

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10:08 PM  
Blogger a.v.koshy said...

teacher might have been a better title :)
sorry about the typo in the previous one - can you delete that comment

10:08 PM  
Blogger a.v.koshy said...

male teacher probably...

11:34 AM  

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