I Have Started to Say by Philip Larkin

I have started to say

“A quarter of a century”

Or “thirty years back”

About my own life.

It makes me breathless

It’s like falling and recovering

In huge gesturing loops

Through an empty sky.

All that’s left to happen

Is some deaths (my own included).

Their order, and their manner,

Remain to be learnt.


I have been saying the same thing myself for years now!

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