Ted Hughes

(1930 - 1998 / West Yorkshire / England)

Ted Hughes Poems

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

The flame-red moon, the harvest moon,
Rolls along the hills, gently bouncing,
A vast balloon,
Till it takes off, and sinks upward
To lie on the bottom of the sky, like a gold doubloon.
The harvest moon has come,
Booming softly through heaven, like a bassoon.
And the earth replies all night, like a deep drum.

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