Written on: 16/11/2010 by Janet Lewison (43 reviews written)
Have you ever read your old notes or annnotations?
I was looking at this poem again in Larkin's famous collection The Whitsun Weddings on Saturday after a long gap I think of about 20 years! The notes were in biro and 'built to last' and I laughed at the irony of reimagining the 'who' who wrote these things, whilst reading a poem about stepping inside some elses's head and space.
I love the gestural opening of 'Mr Bleaney' in Larkin's Whitsun Weddings. . The potential for pathos... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2005 by Tex
The Whitsun Weddings is a collection of poems by Philip Larkin to do with death, depression and disappointment. This may make you think that the book will be dreary and something to avoid, but Larkin's poems actually seem to represent what we all feel sometimes but just can't accept.
The poems are well-observed and sometimes witty, spread throughout the book in such a way that no two poems of the same theme are next to each other. My personal 'favourites' of this collection are the title... (read more)
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