Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Holidays


Crow Blacker Than Ever
~ by Ted Hughes

When God, disgusted with man,
 Turned towards heaven,
 And man, disgusted with God,
Turned towards Eve,
 Things looked like falling apart.
 But 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
Grinned Crying:
 “This is my Creation,”
Flying the black flag of himself.