Ted Hughes: <em>Flowers and Insects</em>

Ted Hughes: Flowers and Insects

Flowers and Insects. Some Birds and a Pair of Spiders.

Author: Hughes, Ted

Publisher: Faber & Faber, 1986
US ed.: Knopf, 1986

Drawings by Leonard Baskin

A very beautiful collection of 'nature poetry'. It is in the vein of much of his poetry for children and adults since the seventies, similar to Season Songs or Moortown Diary.

Leonard Baskin's drawings are in water-colour.


  • Narcissi
  • A Violet at Lough Aughresberg
  • Brambles
  • Daffodils
  • Two Tortoiseshell Butterflies
  • Cyclamens in a Bowl
  • Saint's Island
  • Where I Sit Writing My Letter
  • Tern [poem from A Primer of Birds; Keith Sagar & Stephen Tabor state that this poem "originally appeared in manuscript in 'copy J' of the Scolar Press Cave Birds"]
  • Sketch of a Goddess
  • The Honey Bee
  • In the Likeness of a Grasshopper
  • Sunstruck Foxglove
  • Eclipse
  • Big Poppy
  • Nightjar [poem from A Primer of Birds]
  • An Almost Thornless Crown (Titania Correographs a Ballet, Using Her Attendants) [Laureate Poem, see Rain-Charm for the Duchy]