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Episode 6: Philip Larkin, "Water"

Episode 6: Philip Larkin, "Water"

Philip Larkin's short lyric poem, "Water," sets out to make up a religion entirely of imagery--and imagery of water, at that. In four stanzas, it shows a dramatic range of feelings and effects, finally ending at a quiet moment in which a glass of water is raised "in the east." This is lyric poetry at its purest, its finest.

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