110326 Poem Favoured

Parlour-Piece
by Ted Hughes

With love so like fire they dared not
Let it out into strawy small talk;
With love so like a flood they dared not
Let out a trickle lest the whole crack,

These two sat speechlessly:
Pale cool tea in tea-cups chaperoned
Stillness, silence, the eyes
Where fire and flood strained.

3 comments

  1. SM · March 26, 2011

    hmmm…

  2. rkbaker · March 29, 2011

    Ooo I like that last line. Like it a lot.
    🙂
    K

  3. littledebbieoatmealcookie · April 7, 2011

    “With love so like a flood they dared not
    Let out a trickle lest the whole crack”

    nice … the whole thing was

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