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Aug.9: Philip Larkin;.長崎への原爆投下







長崎への原爆投下から1年経った1946年8月9日、犠牲者の墓碑を前に祈りを捧げる遺族たち。今日9日、投下から72年目の夏を迎えた。photo 朝日新聞社(朝日新聞映像報道部インスタグラムの写真を紹介しています)





Brunette Coleman was a pseudonym used by the poet and writer Philip Larkin. In 1943, towards the end of his time as an undergraduate at St John's College, Oxford, he wrote several works of fiction, verse and critical commentary under that name. Wikipedia

They fuck you up, your mum and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you.
Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.


It certainly inspired him to write some of the simplest and most beautiful poetry in the English language. Who else but this old misery guts could discern that spring’s “greenness is a kind of grief”?

The poet was born on August 9th 1922
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