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On Hearing Sirens Pass By

On hearing sirens pass by
I think on Philip Larkin
And Rhyme
While I
Have time.

Philip Larkin’s poem Ambulances frequently comes to mind when ambulances pass me by. You can find an analysis of Larkin’s fine poem here, https://interestingliterature.com/2017/05/a-short-analysis-of-philip-larkins-ambulances/.

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion Discusses the Poetry of Philip Larkin

A couple of days ago, I watched this video on Philip Larkin which I highly recommend.

In the video Andrew Motion, the UK’s former Poet Laureate (who was a close friend and biographer of Larkin) discusses the poet’s life and work.

I am a fan of Larkin’s poetry, particularly his poems Aubade

and Ambulances