Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Thought-Fox by Ted Hughes



Ted Hughes reads. And, yes, this is the poem coming  - a shadow lagging - a creature about its own business - the widening, deepening greenness - then - yes! - it enters the hole of the head. Printed. Genius.

Please take time to enter the poem at the Tuesday Poem hub this week. It is an anti-war poem by a father to a son written by Jamaican poet Geoffrey Philp, editor Rethabile Masilo in Paris. A marvellous poem an commentary. Here.

And congratulations to New Zealand author Eleanor Catton for being short-listed for the Booker Award with her novel The Luminaries. The third kiwi ever to do it, I believe. Proud.

3 comments:

Helen McKinlay said...

I absolutely love this Mary. It has made my morning.

T. Clear said...

And for me, it has made my Friday night, a poem from the dark of winter on this late September summer evening in the Western Hemisphere....

Mary McCallum said...

thanks Helen and T. I love this poem. I feel it as much as hear it - I have known it so long. X