Ein Gedi

A Link to Ein Gedi


To know more about the background to ‘Ein Gedi’ mentioned in Ted Hughes’ poem ‘Folktale’, go to Anne Skyvington’s Blog,


in which she gives a detailed insight into the fascinating history of the Last Leopard of Ein Gedi, including a video. Was Hughes personifying his lover, Assia

Wevill, as the mythical Leopard?  In many of the poems in his sequence, ‘Capriccio’, from which I’ve taken the title of my novel-in-progress, he describes Assia

as a predatory animal, yet sometimes he’s tender too.

Cheers, Dina.