Fun_People Archive
19 Jul
Refuses to wear a--

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 93 15:27:00 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Refuses to wear a--

 From: vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU!bostic (Keith Bostic)
 From: "this week's" _New Yorker_  [which week?  -psl]

This is from the dead but wonderful poet Philip Larkin, describing
how the sort of fan mail he really wanted to get would begin:

    Dear Mr Larkin, I expect you think it's jolly cheeky for a
  schoolgirl to--

    Dear Dr Larkin, My friend and I had an argument as to
  which of us has the biggest breasts and we wondered if you
  would act as--

    My youngest, she's fourteen and quite absurdly stuck on
  your poems--but then she's advanced in all ways--refuses
  to wear a--

[=] © 1993 Peter Langston []