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Philip Larkin - poetry, poems

[Rembrandt - art prints, posters - Return of the Prodigal Son] so, larkin all jazz and booze and porn mags, and bicycle clips of course, and an empty church (it ain't for fucking young people, so fuck off.) - yeah, wow, the modern world - yeah wow fab it's 1963, groovy under the gaslight nearly, what was her name, liz was it, or sue, or jill, or something, a monosyllable anyway... but under the lamplight then, love...

and quite pissed quite probably, and masturbating, but on...

i coulda been stevie smith's toyboy y'know, if i'd had half a chance
had her in the library aisles up at hull...

born 1922 - died 1985

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