Long lion days

Philip Larkin 1922 (Coventry) – 1985 (Hull)

Long lion days
Start with white haze.
By midday you meet
A hammer of heat —
Whatever was sown
Now fully grown,
Whatever conceived
Now fully leaved,
Abounding, ablaze
O long lion days!
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Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin was born in 1922 and grew up in Coventry, England. He earned his BA from St John's College, Oxford, and finished with First Class Honours in English. In 1955 he became Librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. more…

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