Hughes, Ted - Crow - To hatch a crow, a black rainbow
Type of Spiritual Experience
Full of symbolic references to shamanic flight
Written at the time when his relationship with Sylvia Plath was at its lowest ebb and she committed suicide – see the main description of his life.
The poem is an allegory about all sorts of birds and their symbolic meaning. It also shows the correlation between people and birds – birds as people
A description of the experience
To hatch a crow, a black rainbow
Bent in emptiness