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Poetry which has moved me!

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Parlour-Piece by Ted Hughes

I never thought that it was possible to portray unsaid emotions and feelings in English as you could in several other Indian languages; until I came across this one. Subtle, yet powerful!....

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.


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