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High Windows by Philip Larkin
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Dec 28, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry
Read in November, 2009

In "Sad Steps," a view of the moon at night leads the speaker to reflect on the inevitable dulling of life through aging. The moon is no longer a "lozenge of love" but only a painful reminder of what has already been lost. Larkin unflinchingly faces the inevitability and meaninglessness of death and aging and the boredom and tedium of adult social interaction in this collection. Well worth your while.

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