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Quotation by Philip Larkin
Remember stories you read when a boy
The shipwrecked sailor gaining safety by
His knife, treetrunk, and lianas for now
You must escape, or perish saying no.
Philip Larkin (1922–1986), British poet. "Ultimatum."
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