The Lost Bear by Bradley Trevor Greive

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry, I don’t know Ted Hughes.

  2. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    I lkie the way the crows seem to stand out from the background.

  3. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    @margueritem

    Wrote a very long poem entitled “Crow”. Did it for ‘A’ level but can’t remember much 42 years later.


    Here’s a bit.


    Crow Blacker Than Ever
    By Ted Hughes
    When God, disgusted with man,
    Turned towards heaven,
    And man, disgusted with God,
    Turned towards Eve,
    Things looked like falling apart.
    But Crow Crow
    Crow nailed them together,
    Nailing heaven and earth together-
    So man cried, but with God’s voice.
    And God bled, but with man’s blood.
    Then heaven and earth creaked at the joint
    Which became gangrenous and stank-
    A horror beyond redemption.
    The agony did not diminish.
    Man could not be man nor God God.
    The agony
    Grew.
    Crow
    Grinned
    Crying: “This is my Creation,” Flying the black flag of himself.

    Pretty depressing stuff, most of it.

  4. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    If that’s as good as it gets, then I don’t think I’ll bother.
    I suppose it may be useful to cure an unreasonably long period of sustained joy.

  5. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, over 1 year ago

    @pcolli

    I agree. I think it’s easy to underestimate BTG’s art, but his use of light and shadow, particularly in backgrounds, is quite remarkable especially in a comic.

  6. jmcx4

    jmcx4 said, over 1 year ago

    @Superfrog

    The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
    Michelangelo

    See? Another BTG fan….

  7. Lynne B

    Lynne B GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    True, this poetry is nothing really to crow about. It’s a murder of words.


    I think Hughes just uses it to feather his nest, rather than to celebrate art. In fact most of the time I think he just wings it, but that’s not really a feather in his cap, either, it’s more like he’s just flipping his readers the bird.

  8. cleokaya (THE FLASH)

    cleokaya (THE FLASH) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    But the raven said Nevermore.

  9. LafInLarry

    LafInLarry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I read that as Howard Hughes and was confused.

  10. pcolli

    pcolli said, over 1 year ago

    I’ve never read any of his wife’s work, though.

  11. Chalkie  j   

    Chalkie  j    said, over 1 year ago

    What kind of Golf Clubs does this Hughes swing; does He have a ‘wifi ready’ Television, and how about a canny good secret Journalist Handshake? Well; He can . . have the Lot, really.

  12. BTG

    BTG said, over 1 year ago

    @Superfrog

    Hmmm … How easy, exactly?
    : )

  13. BTG

    BTG said, over 1 year ago

    @jmcx4

    That’s more like it!
    Thank you, Literate Hillbilly!
    : )

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