Another Poem

Having dug out my Larkin books I couldn’t resist sharing another poem from Whitsun Weddings…..

As Bad as a Mile

Watching the shied core
Striking the basket, skidding across the floor,
Shows less and less of luck, and more and more

Of failure spreading back up the arm
Earlier and earlier, the unraised hand calm,
The apple unbitten in the palm

Philip Larkin

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