Ted Hughes

(1930 - 1998 / West Yorkshire / England)

Ted Hughes Poems

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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 Child Is Father To The Man 2/20/2015
18. The Harvest Moon 1/3/2003
19. The Minotaur 1/1/2004
20. The Owl 1/3/2003
21. The Seven Sorrows 10/16/2005
22. The Thought-Fox 1/3/2003
23. The Warm And The Cold 1/3/2003
24. Theology 1/3/2003
25. Thistles 1/3/2003
26. Thrushes 1/1/2004
27. Tractor 1/3/2003
28. Wind 1/3/2003
29. Work And Play 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Ted Hughes

The Thought-Fox

I imagine this midnight moment's forest:
Something else is alive
Beside the clock's loneliness
And this blank page where my fingers move.

Through the window I see no star:
Something more near
Though deeper within darkness
Is entering the loneliness:

Cold, delicately as the dark snow
A fox's nose touches twig, leaf;
Two eyes serve a movement, that now
And again now, and now, and now

Sets neat prints into the snow
Between trees, and warily a lame
Shadow lags by stump and in hollow
Of a body that is bold to come

Across clearings, an ...

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The Seven Sorrows

The first sorrow of autumn
Is the slow goodbye
Of the garden who stands so long in the evening-
A brown poppy head,
The stalk of a lily,
And still cannot go.

The second sorrow
Is the empty feet

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