Monday, July 14, 2014

Philip Larkin / Days


by Philip Larkin
What are days for?
Days are where we live.   
They come, they wake us   
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:   
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor   
In their long coats
Running over the fields.

Philip Larkin
“Days” from Collected Poems.
Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2001

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