FAVOURITE POETRY COLLECTION
I love Ted Hughes' poetry. His language is very direct but still lyrical. Savage, raw, and always down to earth. Yeah, he's a Yorkshireman all right.
And this works so well in his retelling of 24 of Ovid's most violent and disturbing tales.
The moment Echo saw Narcissus
She was in love. She followed him
Like a starving wolf
Following a stag too strong to be tackled.
And like a cat in winter at a fire
She could not edge close enough
To what singed her, and would burn her