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A Philip Larkin Poem...

Discussion in 'Reader's Corner' started by Nybarius, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Nybarius

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    Apr 27, 2005
    Philip Larkin - A Study Of Reading Habits

    When getting my nose in a book
    Cured most things short of school,
    It was worth ruining my eyes
    To know I could still keep cool,
    And deal out the old right hook
    To dirty dogs twice my size.

    Later, with inch-thick specs,
    Evil was just my lark:
    Me and my coat and fangs
    Had ripping times in the dark.
    The women I clubbed with sex!
    I broke them up like meringues.

    Don't read much now: the dude
    Who lets the girl down before
    The hero arrives, the chap
    Who's yellow and keeps the store
    Seem far too familiar. Get stewed:
    Books are a load of crap.
  2. martryn

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    Jan 15, 2005
    Wow, Nybs, I don't really know what to think. I thought I might go ahead and reply, though, seeing as how no one has yet. Interesting poem. Not really my type of poem, but interesting still.