Quotation by Philip Larkin

What you did, any of us might.
And saying so I see our difference:
Not your aplomb (I used mine to sit tight),
But fancying you improve her. Where's the sense
In saying love, but meaning interference?
You'll only change her. Still, I'm sure you're right.
Philip Larkin (1922–1986), British poet. "He Hears that his Beloved has become Engaged."
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