Statue of Philip Larkin walking on the train station hall. On his 'shadow' in front of him is the text:
That Whitsun I was late getting away
PHILIP LARKIN poet & librarian 1922 · 1985
Around the statue there are five quotations of Larkin in black circles:
- Reaching for the / world, as our lives do, / As all lives do, reaching / that we ma give / The best of what we are / and hold as true: / Always it is by bridges / that we live.
- What are days for? / Days are where we live. / They come they wake us / Time and time over. / They are to be happy in: / Where can we live but days?
- A lighted / memory no / miles eclipse, / A harbour for the / heart against / distress.
- The / sun-comprehending glass, / And beyond it, the deep / blue air, that shows / Nothing, and is nowhere / and is endless.
- Struck, I leant / More promptly out / next time, more curiously, / And saw it all again / in different terms
- Martin Jennings,
Sources & Information
Location (N 53°44'38" - W 0°20'44")
Item Code: gbyh045; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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