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 - Serene Lim - Goodreads
A handful of masterpieces amongst mostly mediocre works I struggled to get through. Having said that, 'High Windows', 'This Be The Verse', 'Money' and 'The Old Fools' make it worth the effort. Read full review
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