Philip Larkin (1922–1986), British poet. (Written April 1971). This Be The Verse, st. 1, High Windows (1974).
In a letter, June 6, 1982, published in Selected Letters (1992), Larkin complained of the notoriety of this poem, which "will clearly be my 'Lake Isle of Innisfree.' I fully expect to hear it recited by a thousand Girl Guides before I die."