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‘The Seven Sorrows’ by Ted Hughes

April 2, 2008


‘The Seven Sorrows’ (text) The first sorrow of autumnIs the slow goodbyeOf the garden who stands so long in the evening-A brown poppy head,The stalk of a lily,And still cannot go. The second sorrowIs the empty feetOf a pheasant who hangs from a hook with his brothers.The woodland of goldIs folded in feathersWith its head […]

Ted Hughes’ ‘Old Age Gets Up’

July 18, 2007


I would like to quote here a poem by Ted Hughes. Old Age Gets Up Stirs its ashes and embers, its burnt sticks An eye powdered over, half melted and solid againPondersIdeas that collapseAt the first touch of attention The light at the window, so square and so sameSo full-strong as ever, the window frameA […]

Ted Hughes

July 13, 2007


Ted Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire,in 1930 on 17th August. Later his family moved to Mexborough. He studied at the Pembroke College, Cambridge. He even met his wife Sylvia Plath there. He studied English there and then switched on to study anthropology and archaeology later. His first poem was published in 1954. He had […]