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    This house has been far out at sea all night,
    The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills,
    Winds stampeding the fields under the window
    Floundering black astride and blinding wet

    Till day rose; then under an orange sky
    The hills had new places, and wind wielded
    Blade-light, luminous black and emerald,
    Flexing like the lens of a mad eye.

    At noon I scaled along the house-side as far as
    The coal-house door. Once I looked up -
    Through the brunt wind that dented the balls of my eyes
    The tent og the hills drummed and stained its guyrope

    The fields quivering, the skyline a grimace,
    At any second to bang and vanish with a flap:
    The wind flung a magpie away and a black-
    Back gull bent like an iron bar slowly. The house

    Rang like some fine green goblet in the note
    That any second would shatter it. Now deep
    In chairs, in front of the great fire, we grip
    Our hearts and cannot entertain book, thought,

    Or each other. We watch the fire blazing,
    And feel the roots of the house move, but sit on,
    Seeing the window tremble to come in,
    Hearing the stones cry out under the horizons.
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    Well isn't that amazing.

    Poetry appreciation with Ted Hughes.

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    Well done mate. Good poem
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    Reminds me of my English GCSE - oh the memories...
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    (Original post by loftx)
    Reminds me of my Englidh GCSE - oh the memories...
    Ahh Macbeth! Stay back! Romeo! Poems! Nooooooooo! They were teh bleakest time of my life. Until I hit my mid life crsis anyway.
 
 
 
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