Crow's Fall Poem by Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes

West Yorkshire / England

Crow's Fall

Rating: 3.6



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Tim Woodhouse 10 October 2008

I suppose we all attack better and superior things and people in our jealousy, lose emphatically, and then attempt to save face by claiming a victory when the reality is that we are charred and blackened in defeat. If we claim that black is white, then we can claim that defeat is victory by the same topsy-turvy logic. I do it all the time! There's perhaps a little bit of Crow in all of us.

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Jose Romero 13 June 2008

I think it's not necessary to read so deeply into this poem, to understand its profoundness. Crow could be transformed from white to black, and defeated absolutely, and this would not defeat its pride. It may well be about pride in his heart, as much as pride in anybody's heart. A crow can symbolize many things, dark, as it is. But a fallen crow, is darkest.

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Uday Balakrishnan 04 October 2005

difficult poem, perhaps it's about that crow in his heart. Uday

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