Tag: Poetry


10 of the Best Poems about Wives

Previously we’ve offered ten of the best poems for husbands, so now it’s the other spouse’s turn. Here are ten of the greatest poems about wives, poems for wives, or poems which otherwise concern uxoriousness (love of one’s wife). Anonymous, ‘The Wife’s Lament’. This Anglo-Saxon poem, preserved in the Exeter […]


A Short Analysis of Ted Hughes’s ‘Telegraph Wires’

‘Telegraph Wires’ belongs to Ted Hughes’s middle-late period, before the publication of Birthday Letters shortly before his death in 1998 but after his classic earlier work such as ‘The Thought-Fox’, Lupercal, ‘Snowdrop’, and, of course, Crow. Published in 1989 in his collection Wolfwatching, ‘Telegraph Wires’ requires some close textual analysis […]