Ted Hughes

(1930 - 1998 / West Yorkshire / England)

Lovesong - Poem by Ted Hughes

He loved her and she loved him.
His kisses sucked out her whole past and future or tried to
He had no other appetite
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Comments about Lovesong by Ted Hughes

  • (12/28/2005 4:56:00 PM)


    This has got to be one of the most beautiful poems I've ever read... its dark yet delicious, its painful but passionate, its slightly disturbing in an exciting way... yet every single action in the poem, regardless of how you react to them, never shy away from the main theme 'love'... (Report) Reply

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  • (9/7/2005 1:19:00 PM)


    I find it to be extremely beautiful. My interpretation of it is truly a rare find indeed. Who says darkness does not hold beauty? Who says that a love so passionate cannot burn so deeply that it turns the other to cinder? Who says that in the end, though tragic, it wasn't very beautiful to the two who shared this dance?
    'One day I'll have my death of him ' How perfect her words when speaking of him, her Dark Marauder.
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  • (6/24/2005 12:39:00 AM)


    I'm certain this is based on his Hughes' relationship and marriage to Plath, which was very unhealthy and, as everyone knows, ended with her baking her head in an oven. In light of that, this poem is more disturbing than beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • (3/7/2005 8:19:00 PM)


    Violence and love. I hope no one reads this on MY wedding. (Report) Reply

  • (12/13/2004 5:41:00 AM)


    I read this poem on my sister's wedding. It warms your heart and make you sigh. Basicly, it's a wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (10/7/2004 1:07:00 PM)


    this is the most powerful amazing love poem I have read. (Report) Reply

  • (10/4/2004 4:39:00 PM)


    Why not comment on the poem itself? Our understanding and appreciation of it shouldn't depend on Hughes (and Plath's) private life. By 'celebritizing' the poem, you take the focus off the artifact, where it belongs. (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2004 7:44:00 AM)


    Hell is this possibly the dark innards of the relationship he had with SLVIA Plath (Report) Reply



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