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“The Whitsun Weddings,” by Philip Larkin

August 4, 2010

This one’s for you, Whit and Cadence, ready to be loosed with all the power that being changed can give.

I read “The Whitsun Weddings” from Larkin’s  Collected Poems(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2004).  Well, my copy’s actually an English edition from Faber, with one of their classy three-color paper covers, so I don’t have to look at his brilliant, cynical mug every time I pull it from the shelf. Then again, the poems are the same when either book is flat, open in your lap, aren’t they?

Here’s a link to the poem.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. August 5, 2010 10:13 am

    Oh yes, the poems are the same no matter how the book is covered, but there’s something about a pleasing cover.
    Congrats to Uncle Karsten!


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