Monday, 27 June 2005

They fuck you up, your mum and dad

One of Larkin's best.

1 comment:

  1. I have never read Larkin apart from this poem, which is brilliant. Man hands on misery to man (agreed) and it deepens like a coastal shelf (not so sure). I read the other poems on the webpage - all very good but more than slightly depressing. Put me in a sombre mood. One day in the library about a couple of years ago I was looking at some poetry and came across Benjamin Zephaniah who did a version of Larkin's original - it wasn't as good. I tried to find it on the web but couldn't but you might likethese.