Similar to the poem discussed above on the Solitary Reaper, Hughes also rotates around the theme of poems. He tries to show how much time and commitment that a poet must employ in order to come up with a good poem. The poem is set in the study room of the poet, in a dark night. As the poem opens, the persona describes the setting in which the reader gets to know that it is on a dark night with no star in the sky.[1]


There is such a stillness and calmness, though the persona can sense that there is another being that is very close. The reader also learns that the persona is in the middle of composing a poem and is therefore in deep thought. He wants no disturbance and that is why even the slightest idea that something else might be nearby draws his attention.

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