Ted Hughes

(1930 - 1998 / West Yorkshire / England)

Ted Hughes Poems

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1. A Woman Unconscious 1/13/2003
2. Bride And Groom Lie Hidden For Three Days 1/3/2003
3. Crow's Fall 1/1/2004
4. Crow's Nerve Fails 1/3/2003
5. Daffodils 10/16/2005
6. Examination At The Womb-Door 1/3/2003
7. Full Moon And Little Frieda 1/3/2003
8. Hawk Roosting 1/3/2003
9. How To Paint A Water Lily 1/1/2004
10. Lineage 1/3/2003
11. Lovesong 1/3/2003
12. Macaw And Little Miss 1/3/2003
13. Old Age Gets Up 1/3/2003
14. Pike 10/16/2005
15. Relic 10/16/2005
16. September 1/3/2003
17. The Child Is Father To The Man 2/20/2015
18. The Harvest Moon 1/3/2003
19. The Minotaur 1/1/2004
20. The Owl 1/3/2003
21. The Seven Sorrows 10/16/2005
22. The Thought-Fox 1/3/2003
23. The Warm And The Cold 1/3/2003
24. Theology 1/3/2003
25. Thistles 1/3/2003
26. Thrushes 1/1/2004
27. Tractor 1/3/2003
28. Wind 1/3/2003
29. Work And Play 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Ted Hughes

Lovesong

He loved her and she loved him.
His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
He had no other appetite
She bit him she gnawed him she sucked
She wanted him complete inside her
Safe and sure forever and ever
Their little cries fluttered into the curtains

Her eyes wanted nothing to get away
Her looks nailed down his hands his wrists his elbows
He gripped her hard so that life
Should not drag her from that moment
He wanted all future to cease
He wanted to topple with his arms round her
Off that moment's brink and into nothing ...

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Relic

I found this jawbone at the sea's edge:
There, crabs, dogfish, broken by the breakers or tossed
To flap for half an hour and turn to a crust
Continue the beginning. The deeps are cold:
In that darkness camaraderie does not hold.

Nothing touches but, clutching, devours. And the jaws,
Before they are satisfied or their stretched purpose
Slacken, go down jaws; go gnawn bare. Jaws

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