Hughes, Ted. "Crow Blacker Than Ever".
- an absurd and morbid story of the triumphing crow
- God gets disgusted with man and turns twd heaven, while man gets disgusted with God and turns twd Eve, both heaven and earth are falling apart
- the crow makes an artificial joint of heaven and earth, makes God man-like and man God-like, which ends up in "A horror beyond redemption"
- the crow triumphs over this all and plants his black flag
- experimental form: no rhyme, extremely variable line length and stanza, stark repetition
- the form reinforces the discomforting content
AuthorHughes, Ted. (1930 – 1998).
Full Title"Crow Blacker Than Ever".
First PublishedIn: Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow. London: Faber and Faber, 1970.
Hughes, Ted. "Crow Blacker Than Ever". (1970). Crow: From the Life and Songs of the Crow. London: Faber and Faber, 1999.