Ted Hughes quotes - 10 of
Underwater eyes, an eel's
Oil of water body, neither fish nor beast is the otter:
he will lick
The fishbone bare. And can take stolen hold ...
The heart beats thick,
Big trout muscle out of the dead cold;
So the self under the eye lies,
Attendant and withdrawn.
Now I hold Creation in my foot
I sit in the top of the wood, my eyes closed.
Inaction, no falsifying dream ...
The mouth of the drowned dog. After long rain the land
Was sodden as the bed of an ancient lake, ...
Minute after minute, aeon after aeon,
Nothing lets up or develops. ...
The sea cries with its meaningless voice,
Treating alike its dead and its living,
The jaws' hooked clamp and fangs
Not to be changed at this date; A life subdued to its instrument;
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