James Tooley. I was working as a volunteer in a care home for physically handicapped adults in Camden, north London. I had dropped out of school without doing my A levels.
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. Like Liked by 1 person.
Winter What Larkin Knew. Adam Phillips.
The following analysis attempts some answers to these questions. Anthony Thwaite tentatively dates the poem to Aprilwhich means that Larkin was possibly in Loughborough with his mother for the Easter holidays. He worked as a librarian at the University of Hull, but during the university holidays would usually go and stay with his mother in Loughborough. Larkin was, by all accounts, a devoted son, who regularly went to visit his mother, who was prone to bouts of depression.
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.
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Surely this poem by Philip Larkin — has one of the most memorable opening lines ever? They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do.
Turner Susan S. One week into the third semester of my PhD program, the chair of the department called me into her office for a meeting. A student in my poetry course had complained. It seemed I was teaching obscenities, and the freshman had decided to withdraw from the university.
It was written around Aprilfirst published in the August issue of New Humanistand appeared in the collection High Windows. It is one of Larkin's best-known poems; the opening lines "They fuck you up, your mum and dad" are among his most frequently quoted. Larkin himself compared it with W.