Friday, 1 September 2017

Crow Blacker Than Ever

The Poetry of Ted Hughes
From Crow


Crow Blacker Than Ever

When God, disgusted with man, 
Turned towards heaven, 
And man, disgusted with God, 
Turned towards Eve, 
Things looked like falling apart. 

But Crow Crow
Crow nailed them together, 
Nailing heaven and earth together-

So man cried, but with God's voice. 
And God bled, but with man's blood. 

Then heaven and earth creaked at the joint
Which became gangrenous and stank-
A horror beyond redemption. 

The agony did not diminish. 

Man could not be man nor God God. 

The agony

Grew. 

Crow

Grinned

Crying: "This is my Creation," 

Flying the black flag of himself. 




Hughes, Ted. "Crow
Blacker Than Ever".
Summary
- an absurd and morbid story of the triumphing crow
- God gets disgusted with man and turns twd heaven, while man gets disgusted with God and turns twd Eve, both heaven and earth are
falling apart
- the crow makes an artificial joint of heaven and earth, makes God man-like and man God- like, which ends up in "A horror beyond redemption"
- the crow triumphs over this all and plants his black flag
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