Ted Hughes

(1930 - 1998 / West Yorkshire / England)

Ted Hughes Poems

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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 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
21. How To Paint A Water Lily 1/1/2004
22. Hawk Roosting 1/3/2003
23. Full Moon And Little Frieda 1/3/2003
24. Examination At The Womb-Door 1/3/2003
25. Daffodils 10/16/2005
26. Crow's Nerve Fails 1/3/2003
27. Crow's Fall 1/1/2004
28. Bride And Groom Lie Hidden For Three Days 1/3/2003
29. A Woman Unconscious 1/13/2003
Best Poem of 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
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 ...

Read the full of Lovesong

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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