Make your own free website on Tripod.com

LITERATURE ISSUES

Ted Hughes: FULL MOON AND LITTLE FRIEDA
Home | POETRY | DRAMA | PROSE | FOR TEACHERS

Full moon and Little Frieda    Ted Hughes

 

1.        A cool small evening shrunk to a dog bark and the clank of a bucket

 

2.     And you listening.

3.     A spider's web, tense for the dew's touch.

4.     A pail lifted, still and brimming -- mirror

5.     To tempt a first star to a tremor.

 

6.     Cows are going home in the lane there, looping the hedges with their warm

7.      wreaths of breath --

8.     A dark river of blood, many boulders,

9.     Balancing unspilled milk.

 

10.  'Moon!' you cry suddenly, 'Moon! Moon!'

 

11.     The moon has stepped back like an artist gazing amazed at a work   

12.  That points at him amazed.

ANALYSIS

THE CITY OF EMBER