‘MCMXIV’ by Philip Larkin

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by Philip Larkin

“Those long uneven lines
Standing as patiently
As if they were stretched outside
The Oval or Villa Park,
The crowns of hats, the sun
On moustached archaic faces
Grinning as if it were all
An August Bank Holiday lark…”

You can read the complete poem here. Philip Larkin was born on this day in 1922, you can read more of his poetry through Surrey Libraries.

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