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I adore Ted Hughes and how he can sum up nature, so I wanted to try a poem in his style.


Submitted:Jan 2, 2012    Reads: 79    Comments: 13    Likes: 8   


Stoat

Pure as snow and dusky pelt

Ink dipped snout and tail end

Like water in a brook you slide

Searching crevices and cracks

Where paralysed fear hides

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Veracious. Carnivorous.

Sharp black eyed stealth

You murderous dog, brutal bitch

You beautiful vermin, destructive pest

Clawed harbinger of death

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Fearless untameable jack and jill

Furiously violent, a deadly rout

Home takers, spoils of your kill

Relentless extinguishes of life

Lethal as a rattle snake bite.

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You and I are two of a kind

Men are as stoat refined

More ruthless and tenacious our attack

Cruellest by nature we set our traps

Little stoat watch your back

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Adorning kings cloaks

And academia's hoods

Pure white, valuable as gold

Your ermine is our prize

Your life we have stole

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By Dibs





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