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Philip Larkin was born in 1922 and grew up in Coventry, England. He earned his BA from St John's College, Oxford, and finished with First Class Honours in English. In 1955 he became Librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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List of poems by Philip Larkin 44 total

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The Whitsun Weddings
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To Failure
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Solar 97 ViewsRate it
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Skin 69 ViewsRate it
Past days of gales
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Nothing To Be Said
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The Mower
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Love Songs In Age
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Modesties 46 ViewsRate it
Home is so Sad 45 ViewsRate it
The North Ship (Legend)
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The Trees
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To write one song, I said
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Triple Time
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If Hands Could Free you, Heart
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Why Did I Dream Of You Last Night? 31 ViewsRate it
Sad Steps
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Like The Train's Beat
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Best Society
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Days 27 ViewsRate it
Mr Bleaney
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The School In August
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Long lion days 26 ViewsRate it
Wedding Wind
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How Distant
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The Importance of Elsewhere
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I Have Started To Say
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Next, Please
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Long Sight in Age
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Cut Grass
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Negative Indicative
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New Eyes Each Year 21 ViewsRate it
Wild Oats
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Gathering Wood
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