Yeah, it sure is one hell of a song. Coming in at one from a mere ten feet would likely make for 'murderous' calibre, no question.
I'll look for Larkin's Letters. First bumped into the fellow courtesy of the New Yorker years ago. Liked his grouchy humour immediately. Right wing is fine in poetry, as you suggest, and pathological only in public policy.
How have you been doing of late?
ps...here's a headline from the Independent which is going to cause no small amount of fun over here...
George Galloway, the anti-war MP for Bethnal Green and Bow who rocked the US Senate earlier this year, is to be accompanied on a speaking tour of America by the actress and activist Jane Fonda.
What the hell. There's likely to be civil war in Iraq, might as well get another one going in America