Ted Hughes: <em>Season Songs</em>

Ted Hughes: Season Songs

Season Songs

Author: Hughes, Ted

Published by Faber & Faber, 1976
US ed: Viking, 1975

Illustrator: Leonard Baskin

Season Songs is a sequence of poems loosely following events in the seasonal cycle of the year. It is based on the earlier Five Autumn Songs for Children's Voices (1968) which Hughes wrote for a performance by school children at a festival.

Season Songs is a beautiful little book for children and adults alike. Several subsequent editions exist to which poems have been added or from which pieces have been omitted.

The most complete is the UK edition of 1985, missing 'only' the following poems: "The Defenders" (in American edition), "The Stag" and "Two Horses" (both in 1976 edition).