Fills up
Sun, moon, stars, he fills them up 
with his hemlock-
They darken 
He fills up the evening and the morning, they darken
He fills up the sea.... 

The tap drips darkness darkness
Sticks to the soles of your feet 
He fills up the mirror, fills up the cup
He fills up your thoughts to the brims of your eyes 
You just see he is filling the eyes of your friends
And now lifting your hand you touch at your eyes 
Which he has completely filled up
You touch him 
You have no idea what has happened
To what is no longer yours 
It feels like the world
Before your eyes ever opened 
-- from 'The Executioner'; Ted Hughes (1975)

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