New Mexico Thistle Painting   4 comments

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison CampNew Mexico Thistle & Bee — Image by kenne

Thistles
by Ted Hughes

Against the rubber tongues of cows and the hoeing hands of men
Thistles spike the summer air
And crackle open under a blue-black pressure.

Every one a revengeful burst
Of resurrection, a grasphed fistful
Of splintered weapons and Icelandic frost thrust up

From the underground stain of a decayed Viking.
They are like pale hair and the gutturals of dialects.
Every one manages a plume of blood.

Then they grow grey like men.
Mown down, it is a feud. Their sons appear
Stiff with weapons, fighting back over the same ground.




					

Posted April 24, 2013 by kenneturner in Art, Information, Life, Nature, Photography, Poetry

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4 responses to “New Mexico Thistle Painting

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  1. Exquisite, thank you!!!!

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  2. Love the thistle painting likewise the poem – very clever I thought!

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