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"MCMXIV" (1914) is a poem written by Englishmarker poet Philip Larkinmarker. It was first published in the book The Whitsun Weddings in 1964. The poem is set in the 1914 England as men prepare to leave their homes and fight in the First World War. It is regarded as one of Larkin's best-known poems.

References in popular culture

  • The first and last verses of the poem are quoted in the film The History Boys.
  • MCMXIV is the first single on the Portland, Oregonmarker band Archeology's E.P. Change of Address

See also


  • Philip Larkin, Collected Poems, Faber and Faber, 2003, Appendix III.

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