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First Sight by PHILIP LARKIN

Lambs that learn to walk in snow
When their bleating clouds the air
Meet a vast unwelcome, know
Nothing but a sunless glare.
Newly stumbling to and fro
All they find, outside the fold,
Is a wretched width of cold.

As they wait beside the ewe,
Her fleeces wetly caked, there lies
Hidden round them, waiting too,
Earth's immeasureable surprise.
They could not grasp it if they knew,
What so soon will wake and grow
Utterly unlike the snow.

Just found this poem through my poetry anthology for english.. i found it really cool. the dreamy, timeless simplicity of the poem. Larkin is so vivid, yet never excessive.

What are your views on the poem??
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(Original post by gaga_kid)
First Sight by PHILIP LARKIN

Lambs that learn to walk in snow
When their bleating clouds the air
Meet a vast unwelcome, know
Nothing but a sunless glare.
Newly stumbling to and fro
All they find, outside the fold,
Is a wretched width of cold.

As they wait beside the ewe,
Her fleeces wetly caked, there lies
Hidden round them, waiting too,
Earth's immeasureable surprise.
They could not grasp it if they knew,
What so soon will wake and grow
Utterly unlike the snow.

Just found this program through my poetry anthology for english.. i found it really cool. the dreamy, timeless simplicity of the poem. Larkin is so vivid, yet never excessive.

What are your views on the poem??
I dont really like poetry so Im not the best to comment.
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its quite stoopid. and was obviously written by someone whos never been outside a city.

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It's not that good. I would go into more detail, but I'm very busyat the moment.
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whats wrong with it?

Its not as if Philip Larkin is a crap poet...
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anyone??
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anyone??
The first part isn't bad however the second part does not flow as smoothly. It's ok, but not great.
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must be some positive things you can say about it
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must be some positive things you can say about it
Not really sorry it's not that good.
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I quite like it Larkin's very famous.
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finally..atleast some one does!

err..matter of interest...why do you like it?
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Not really sorry it's not that good.
Sweeping statements about one of the finest poets of the 20th Century \o/
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Sweeping statements about one of the finest poets of the 20th Century \o/
just what i was thinking...
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similar to the sort of poems in Blakes songs of innocence however, i think Blake is better.
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what about this poem imparticular.. anything cool that strikes you? structure or content?
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Sweeping statements about one of the finest poets of the 20th Century \o/
I said this poem not the poet. Are we not all entitled to our own oppinions?
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similar to the sort of poems in Blakes songs of innocence however, i think Blake is better.
So do I.
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I said this poem not the poet. Are we not all entitled to our own oppinions?
Of course. However, simply stating "no, there really isn't any thing positive to say about it, it's just not very good" is not really expressing an opinion, it's making a (pretty sweeping) statement.
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Of course. However, simply stating "no, there really isn't any thing positive to say about it, it's just not very good" is not really expressing an opinion, it's making a (pretty sweeping) statement.
OMG, I think it is not that good ok?
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hey hey people calm it.. jus wondering about that poem.. bout wat u think of the structure and content etc. no need for fighting
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