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Long Sight In Age

Philip Larkin

They say eyes clear with age, 
As dew clarifies air 
To sharpen evenings, 
As if time put an edge 
Round the last shape of things 
To show them there; 
The many-levelled trees, 
The long soft tides of grass 
Wrinkling away the gold 
Wind-ridden waves- all these, 
They say, come back to focus 
As we grow old. 

Added: 24 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 15 Jul 2018 8:43 PM | Viewed: 6444 times

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