Ted Hughes

West Yorkshire / England
Friday, January 3, 2003


Rating: 4.1

The text of this poem could not be published because of Copyright laws.
Aman Chaurasia 23 February 2019
Brilliant outstanding no such word which define this
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Donegan 05 May 2018
Holy freak. I am obsessed. I’m just going to pretend you wrote this for me-read it 50 more times.
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Arifa sayed 09 February 2018
So awesome lovesong
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* Sunprincess * 18 June 2014
.........all the ingredients are here for an explosive... and dangerous type of love.....which usually leads to a crime of passion.....with someone having bullets through their head.....
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David Preece 22 January 2014
The text of this poem could not be published because of Copyright laws. ? ? ? what does this mean? ? ? is there any point looking for any 20th century poems?
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Nermin Yassin 30 October 2008
nice one I really like it.....
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Brian Edwards 07 May 2008
The graphic interplay of sex, love, comedy and violence is an English tradition that runs from Shakespeare to Morrissey. Hughes mines both the light and dark of love, finding menace in the most simple acts ('His kisses sucked out her whole past') and unearths humour amidst the carnage ('lopped melon') . For me, the poem's greatest strength is the sense of movement you feel as you read. Passage through the poem mirrors the passage through a relationship: from the passionate kisses of youth, the lovers are chewed up and spat out into a shared double bed, wearing each others' faces, and probably matching pajamas. To misquote John Lennon, love is something that happens when you're busy making other plans'. Or as Doctorow writes elsewhere, 'the sense is of running downhill too fast'.
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I love this poem. If you enjoyed it, then you might also like my poems 'When I Wake Up Every Morning' and 'So Many Times'.
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jkd jkd 22 November 2007
tenderly violent and breathtaking - like love and life
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Andrew Vylinsky 21 October 2007
That full stop shouldn't be there indeed. But I think it somehow underlines the words about their love, markes them out. Without the first line the whole verse becomes the senseless SM-abracadabra. So it's quite reasonable to make them noticeable in this way. Even if this is a mistake of formatting, it is an apropriate mistake indeed.
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