Post a comment. Labels Dannie Abse 35 Philip Larkin Saturday, 31 January Love Songs in Age. If so, then she would have been disappointed. Yet light can only be seen and never touched. In age we are reminded of a sepia affect on old photographs. Perhaps she is grieving for her husband, her healing wounds painfully cut open by the memories evoked by the music. Maybe she is grieving for the love which, though "promising to solve, and satisfy", "had not done so then, and could not now". Perhaps both.
Comments from the archive
Larkin is such great poet. His poem are symbols of excellence and close observation. Tuesday, 27 January Love Songs in Age. How the experience of love changes with age, how love fails to deliver and ultimately disappoints. Content and Voice.
122 Free Video Tutorials
Despite experiencing soaring delight and reveling in the nostalgia that accompanied the songs, the woman soon faces abject disappointment as she recalls the illusory nature of love, acknowledging that its empty promises and the personal expectations she pinned upon it have remained and will remain unfulfilled. This is one of my favourite poems. Then I imagine her moving through this gentle rush of joy and nostalgia as she sings the notes or quietly runs through the hum of chords on this old piano that is just slightly out of tune, in this warm little pool of afternoon light. But as she slowly reaches the end of the songs, she begins to remember how love had promised so much to her in youth: that it promised to solve, to satisfy- and to reach her age and reach this sad, aching understanding that it has not, will not and will never pull through on its vacant promises is simply heartbreaking. This illustrates time keeping this emotion buried for years, waiting for her to rediscover and rekindle it. The next word is one of my favourite Larkin word puns. Thus we see the continuum of these love songs as she puts them away and still keeps them , creating a cycle of disillusionment as the scores patiently wait for a possible day in the future for her to stumble upon them and go through all the stages once again.
Analysis, Summary, overview, explanation, meaning, description, of Love Songs In Age online education. Please add me on youtube. Analysis of the poem. Definition terms. Why did he use? Sparknotes bookrags the meaning summary overview critique of explanation online education meaning metaphors symbolism characterization itunes. Quick fast explanatory summary.