The Poetry Kit
|Christopher T. George|
Ted Hughes and
Sylvia Plath at Court Green
Among the daffodils, setting for a Greek tragedy:
behind the old parsonage, Ted roots out nettles,
mulches strawberries. Apple blossoms promise
cookers and eaters. He toils to develop a play:
a man runs down a hare which he sells to a butcher,
obtains cash to purchase red roses for his mistress,
or he watches a raven in an oak, undecided
to use his shotgun to shoot the bird or himself.
Sylvia pegs nappies to the line, dreams of spikes,
blood on the moon. A chorus moans judgement:
interns watch a post mortem through plate glass.