Recruiting the Dead to The Cause
A campaign is under way to have Hughes roost among his peers in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey. He deserves to be there, not just for the raw, evocative brilliance of his poetry, but also for his prescience in addressing the single most urgent issue of our age: climate change, man-made pollution, and the looming fear that the globe is not working as it did.
Hughes was an old fashioned environmentalist railing against pollution, loss of habitats and natural landscapes. The sort of environmentalism that has been sidelined by the gadarene groupies of global warming. He might well have joined in if he were alive, but he isn't and didn't.