[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

More poems by Philip LarkinPhilip Larkin | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Philip LarkinBooks by Philip Larkin

The Little Lives Of Earth And Form

Philip Larkin

The little lives of earth and form,
Of finding food, and keeping warm,
     Are not like ours, and yet
A kinship lingers nonetheless:
We hanker for the homeliness
     Of den, and hole, and set.

And this identity we feel
- Perhaps not right, perhaps not real -
     Will link us constantly;
I see the rock, the clay, the chalk,
The flattened grass, the swaying stalk,
     And it is you I see.

Added: 24 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 17 Jan 2018 1:49 AM | Viewed: 6485 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of The Little Lives Of Earth And Form by Philip Larkin, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/4876/ | Viewed on 17 January 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.