So, to get the Larkin correctI looked up Arundel Tomb, found the lines, then made the mistake of looking up the Top 100 on Poem Hunter. Good grief.
Maya Angelou? Pablo Neruda? ee cummings? I assume this list is really telling me about the literary preferences of 16 year-old American students. Or, better, the literary tastes of female American high school teachers of a certain age.
Mine? Ah that would be telling. I am partial to a spot of Donne (When my grave is broke up again / Some second guest to entertain … ) and his irony would slice through the cloying nonsense of this Top 100 list. But I’m not telling.