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Take One Home For The Kiddies

Philip Larkin

On shallow straw, in shadeless glass,
Huddled by empty bowls, they sleep:
No dark, no dam, no earth, no grass -
Mam, get us one of them to keep.

Living toys are something novel,
But it soon wears off somehow.
Fetch the shoebox, fetch the shovel -
Mam, we're playing funerals now. 

Added: 24 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 2 Mar 2021 9:21 PM | Viewed: 15047 times

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