Ted Hughes

(1930 - 1998 / West Yorkshire / England)

Poems of Ted Hughes

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. A Woman Unconscious 1/13/2003
2. Bride and Groom Lie Hidden for Three Days 1/3/2003
3. Crow's Fall 1/1/2004
4. Crow's Nerve Fails 1/3/2003
5. Daffodils 10/16/2005
6. Examination at the Womb-Door 1/3/2003
7. Full Moon and Little Frieda 1/3/2003
8. Hawk Roosting 1/3/2003
9. How To Paint A Water Lily 1/1/2004
10. Lineage 1/3/2003
11. Lovesong 1/3/2003
12. Macaw and Little Miss 1/3/2003
13. Old Age Gets Up 1/3/2003
14. Pike 10/16/2005
15. Relic 10/16/2005
16. September 1/3/2003
17. The Harvest Moon 1/3/2003
18. The Minotaur 1/1/2004
19. The Owl 1/3/2003
20. The Seven Sorrows 10/16/2005

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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