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. Tractor 1/3/2003
8. Theology 1/3/2003
9. Old Age Gets Up 1/3/2003
10. The Seven Sorrows 10/16/2005
11. September 1/3/2003
12. Work And Play 1/3/2003
13. Pike 10/16/2005
14. Examination At The Womb-Door 1/3/2003
15. The Owl 1/3/2003
16. Thrushes 1/1/2004
17. Thistles 1/3/2003
18. The Warm And The Cold 1/3/2003
19. Crow's Nerve Fails 1/3/2003
20. The Harvest Moon 1/3/2003
21. A Woman Unconscious 1/13/2003
22. Daffodils 10/16/2005
23. Full Moon And Little Frieda 1/3/2003
24. The Thought-Fox 1/3/2003
25. Crow's Fall 1/1/2004
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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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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