This Be The Verse. By Philip Larkin.

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.

I wonder why they didnt include this in our elective english curriculum.


rhea said...

they really should have.

and by the way, what is this picture on the side here ? the tree ? i like it.

blinknmiss said...

That's Van Gogh's mulberry tree. I gave it to her. Sort of.

trish said...

yes, you did.