Philip Larkin

(Estava procurando um dele que trata especificamente de como a vida adulta fode o tempo que seria normalmente dedicado à leitura, mas só achei esse, que toca um tema semelhante. Gostei especialmente de the sky grows dark with invitation-cards)

Wants

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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