Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms. Many of the poems in the collection, which includes some of his best-known pieces ('The Old Fools', 'This Be the Verse', 'The Explosion', and the title poem) show the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.
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Review: High WindowsUser Review - Goodreads
Easy to "get" and fun to read, kind of mean, also funny, and it has these bits in it where I was like, oh yeah, it is a poem. There are feelings in it, he isn't just showing off how clever he is with words and rhymes and all that. Read full review
Review: High WindowsUser Review - Zöe Yu - Goodreads
Philip Larkin's poems always make me think "Hey this is exactly what I felt". and then, silence. Have you ever feel sad about the concrete jungle around us? This is the book for you. Larkin has a ... Read full review