PHILIP LARKIN - “Wants”
Beyond all this, the wish to be alone:
However the sky grows dark with invitations-cards
However we follow the printed directions of sex
However the family is photographed under the flagstaff-
Beyond all this, the wish to be alone.
Beneath it all, desire of oblivion runs:
Despite the artful tensions of the calendar,
The life insurance , the tabled fertility rites,
The costly aversions of the eyes of death-
Beneath it all, the desire of oblivion runs.