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This blog once bore the name 'EDL Extra'. I supported the EDL until 2012. As the reader will see, the last post which supports the EDL dates back to 2012. This blog, nonetheless, retains the former web address.

Friday, 26 November 2010

Lovesong, by the English poet, Ted Hughes

The great northern English poet.

Clearly written for his poet wife, Sylvia Plath (above), who committed suicide in 1963.


  1. Hello- I am a big Ted Hughes fan and stumbled across your blog. I love this passionate poem too. I'm trying to understand it in the context of the EDL's politics. Please don't take this as a challenge-- I'm genuinely curious as to why this poem speaks to your cause. I'd love to hear any ideas you have as to why you were drawn to this poem. Thank you.

  2. Actually, it is just example of the many things the EDL is fighting for - including English poetry. Islam has no great poets after the initial 'golden age', etc. In other posts I have included Edward Thomas,P. Larkin, Edward Elgar, etc. I suppose the Ted Hughes' poem does look odd on its own - without an explanation.