Monday, August 03, 2020

Days are where we live

A friend who is reading my latest book, DAYS ARE WHERE WE LIVE, said she liked the title, and I said 'Oh, do you know where it comes from?'

She didn't. So maybe you don't either.

It's from my favourite Larkin poem:


What are days for?
Days are where we live.   
They come, they wake us   
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:   
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor   
In their long coats
Running over the fields.

Philip Larkin


marmee said...

Hi ! I have been quoting this poem all the time since you introduced it to me! I have found the line : Days are where we live a constant reminder that pandemic or no pandemic, it is the absolute truth that days are where we live . So therefore make these days the best we can. Of course some days feel tough, or sad, or scary, BUT days are where we live and these are those days.

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Marmee. You are the voice of wisdom.