Philip Larkin. If he'd had a more exciting life maybe his excellent poems might have been even better?

On longer evenings/Light, shill and yellow/Bathes the serene/Foreheads of houses/A thrush sings/Laurel-surrounded/In the deep bare garden/Its fresh-peeled voice/Astonishing the brickwork.

Philip Larkin

Always too eager for the future, we Pick up bad habits of expectancy. Something is always approaching; every day Till then we say,

Graham Sutherland on Pembrokeshire

Graham Sutherland on Pembrokeshire

Larkin & ma-kin. Philip Larkin inscribed on the back of this photograph, "Happy as the day is long".

Philip Larkin inscribed on the back of this photograph, "Happy as the day is long".

Philip Larkin.

Philip Larkin.

Larkin

A very self conscious sitter - Philip Larkin by Fay Godwin


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