Hawk’s Monologue is very beautiful and important poem, criticizes on Power Drunken and Dictator’s life. It is written by English poet Ted Hudges. Ted Hudges was born in Maytholmroyd, West Yorkshire in 17 August 1930. When Ted Hudges was seven, his family moved to Mexborough, Yorkshire, a coal-mining town where his parents took a newsagent’s shop. Before going up to Pembrok College, Cambridge, he did two years’ national service as RAF ground wireless mechanic. He published the Hawk in The Rain in 1970, a major sequence, established him as the ascendant figure among his contemporaries. Death, destruction, violence and savagery loom large in Ted Hudges’ poetry as in William Golding’s famous novel Lord of Flies.
Hawk’s Monologue expresses delusions of the power drunk. His imperious and arrogant posture goes unchallenged. He thinks all-powerful often forget that in their unlimited power lie the seeds of death and destruction. The over-powering megalomania leaves them no chance to retreat and accept the realities of life. The last line of the poem ‘I am going to keep things like this’ shows rigidity and inflexibility, opposing change. The only constant in nature as in human affairs.