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Modesties

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Written by: Philip Larkin | Biography
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 Words as plain as hen-birds' wings 
Do not lie, 
Do not over-broider things - 
Are too shy.
Thoughts that shuffle round like pence Through each reign, Wear down to their simplest sense Yet remain.
Weeds are not supposed to grow But by degrees Some achieve a flower, although No one sees.


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