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Talking In Bed

Philip Larkin

Talking in bed ought to be easiest 
Lying together there goes back so far 
An emblem of two people being honest.

Yet more and more time passes silently.
Outside the wind's incomplete unrest
builds and disperses clouds about the sky.

And dark towns heap up on the horizon.
None of this cares for us. Nothing shows why
At this unique distance from isolation

It becomes still more difficult to find
Words at once true and kind 
Or not untrue and not unkind.

Added: 24 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 27 Nov 2014 5:21 AM | Viewed: 29271 times

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