Ted Hughes

(1930 - 1998 / West Yorkshire / England)

Ted Hughes Poems

If you see a poem only with title, it is listed that way because of copyright reasons.
1. Work and Play 1/3/2003
2. Wind 1/3/2003
3. Tractor 1/3/2003
4. Thrushes 1/1/2004
5. Thistles 1/3/2003
6. Theology 1/3/2003
7. The Warm and the Cold 1/3/2003
8. The Thought-Fox 1/3/2003
9. The Seven Sorrows 10/16/2005
10. The Owl 1/3/2003
11. The Minotaur 1/1/2004
12. The Harvest Moon 1/3/2003
13. The Child Is Father To The Man -new- 2/20/2015
14. September 1/3/2003
15. Relic 10/16/2005
16. Pike 10/16/2005
17. Old Age Gets Up 1/3/2003
18. Macaw and Little Miss 1/3/2003
19. Lovesong 1/3/2003
20. Lineage 1/3/2003

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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