Tuesday, 13 October 2015

In Awe of Ted Hughes

I'm not a white goddess.
And for a long time
I wondered if,
Not being Northern,
Nor working class.
Nor Cambridge educated,
I had any place in "Poetry."
Still, I'm not sure.
Does age give license?
I suspect not.
It's just another barrier.
So, I guess I'll stay
An outsider.
And not follow you into the darkness.
I'll remain a poet out of season.