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 - Lee - Goodreads
I like this guy; often bleak and beautiful at the same time. One shivers slightly, looking up there. the hardness and the brightness and the plain far-reaching singleness of that wide stare is a ... Read full review
Review: High WindowsUser Review - Jaimie - Goodreads
Even though I quite liked a few of the poems in this collection, I found the overall tone to be rather soul-less. Larkin focuses on describing small, everyday scenarios, but the reader can tell that ... Read full review