Ruairi O Heithir's last comments on poems and poets
(1/14/2005 10:01:00 AM)
My favourite poem - I first saw it printed on the front page of The Observer newspaper when Larkin died and it immediately converted me to his poetry. It has its faults - the ending is awkward (I really feel he could have done better with the last three lines) but the rest is superb and best enjoyed when read aloud to oneself. 'Death is no different whined at than withstood' - brilliant!