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Wants / Philip Larkin

עודכן: 7 ביולי 2022

Wants

Philip Larkin


Beyond all this, the wish to be alone: However the sky grows dark with invitation-cards However we follow the printed directions of sex However the family is photographed under the flag-staff – Beyond all this, the wish to be alone.

Beneath it all, the desire for oblivion runs: Despite the artful tensions of the calendar, The life insurance, the tabled fertility rites, The costly aversion of the eyes away from death – Beneath it all, the desire for oblivion runs.

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מֵאֲחוֹרֵי כָּל זֶה, הַכְּמִיהָה לִבְדִידוּת: כְּכֹל שֶׁיַחְשִׁיךְ הַיּוֹם, וְיִתְכַּסּוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם בְּהַזְמָנוֹת, כְּכֹל שֶׁנִּתְעַלֵּס יוֹתֵר לְפִי הוֹרָאוֹת מֻדְפָּסוֹת, כְּכֹל שֶׁתִּצְטַלֵּם הַמִּשְׁפָּחָה מִתַּחַ