A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London By Dylan Thomas

A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London By Dylan Thomas Never until the mankind making Bird beast and flower Fathering and all humbling darkness Tells with silence the last light breaking And the still hour Is come of the sea tumbling in harness And I must enter again the […]

In My Craft Or Sullen Art By Dylan Thomas

In My Craft Or Sullen Art By Dylan Thomas In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie abed With all their griefs in their arms, I labour by singing light Not for ambition or bread Or the strut and trade of charms On […]

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A Process In The Weather Of The Heart By Dylan Thomas

A Process In The Weather Of The Heart By Dylan Thomas A process in the weather of the heart Turns damp to dry; the golden shot Storms in the freezing tomb. A weather in the quarter of the veins Turns night to day; blood in their suns Lights up the living worm. A process in […]

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines By Dylan Thomas

Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines By Dylan Thomas Light breaks where no sun shines; Where no sea runs, the waters of the heart Push in their tides; And, broken ghosts with glow-worms in their heads, The things of light File through the flesh where no flesh decks the bones. A candle in the thighs […]

On The Marriage Of A Virgin By Dylan Thomas

On The Marriage Of A Virgin By Dylan Thomas Waking alone in a multitude of loves when morning’s light Surprised in the opening of her nightlong eyes His golden yesterday asleep upon the iris And this day’s sun leapt up the sky out of her thighs Was miraculous virginity old as loaves and fishes, Though […]

Fern Hill By Dylan Thomas

Fern Hill By Dylan Thomas Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green, The night above the dingle starry, Time let me hail and climb Golden in the heydays of his eyes, And honoured among wagons I was prince of the […]

On A Wedding Anniversary By Dylan Thomas

On A Wedding Anniversary By Dylan Thomas The sky is torn across This ragged anniversary of two Who moved for three years in tune Down the long walks of their vows. Now their love lies a loss And Love and his patients roar on a chain; From every tune or crater Carrying cloud, Death strikes […]

My Hero Bares His Nerves By Dylan Thomas

My Hero Bares His Nerves By Dylan Thomas My hero bares his nerves along my wrist That rules from wrist to shoulder, Unpacks the head that, like a sleepy ghost, Leans on my mortal ruler, The proud spine spurning turn and twist. And these poor nerves so wired to the skull Ache on the lovelorn […]

Limerick By Dylan Thomas

Limerick By Dylan Thomas There was an old bugger called God, who got a young virgin in pod. This disgraceful behaviour begot Christ our Saviour, who was nailed to a cross, poor old sod. Copyright © by the owner. Discover More Poetry

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Untitled By Dylan Thomas It was my thirtieth year to heaven Woke to my hearing from harbour and neighbour wood And the mussel pooled and the heron Priested shore The morning beckon With water praying and call of seagull and rook And the knock of sailing boats on the net webbed wall Myself to set […]