Dylan Thomas
When All My Five And Country Senses See by Dylan Thomas

When All My Five And Country Senses See by Dylan Thomas

When all my five and country senses see, The fingers will forget green thumbs and mark How, through the halfmoon's vegetable eye, Husk of young stars and handfull zodiac, Love ...

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The Hand That Signed The Paper by Dylan Thomas

The Hand That Signed The Paper by Dylan Thomas

The hand that signed the paper felled a city; Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath, Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country; These five kings did a king to death. ...

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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 heartTurns damp to dry; the golden shotStorms in the freezing tomb.A weather in the quarter of the veinsTurns night to day; blood in their ...

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Clown In The Moon by Dylan Thomas

Clown In The Moon by Dylan Thomas

My tears are like the quiet driftOf petals from some magic rose;And all my grief flows from the riftOf unremembered skies and snows.I think, that if I touched the earth,It would ...

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Especially When The October Wind by Dylan Thomas

Especially When The October Wind by Dylan Thomas

Especially when the October windWith frosty fingers punishes my hair,Caught by the crabbing sun I walk on fireAnd cast a shadow crab upon the land,By the sea's side, hearing the ...

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Love In The Asylum by Dylan Thomas

Love In The Asylum by Dylan Thomas

A stranger has comeTo share my room in the house not right in the head,A girl mad as birdsBolting the night of the door with her arm her plume.Strait in the mazed bedShe deludes ...

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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 makingBird beast and flowerFathering and all humbling darknessTells with silence the last light breakingAnd the still hourIs come of the sea tumbling in ...

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Deaths And Entrances by Dylan Thomas

Deaths And Entrances by Dylan Thomas

On almost the incendiary eveOf several near deaths,When one at the great least of your best lovedAnd always known must leaveLions and fires of his flying breath,Of your immortal ...

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In My Craft Or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas

In My Craft Or Sullen Art by Dylan Thomas

In my craft or sullen artExercised in the still nightWhen only the moon ragesAnd the lovers lie abedWith all their griefs in their armsI labour by singing lightNot for ambition or ...

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Altarwise By Owl-Light by Dylan Thomas

Altarwise By Owl-Light by Dylan Thomas

Altarwise by owl-light in the half-way houseThe gentleman lay graveward with his furies; Abaddon in the hangnail cracked from Adam,And, from his fork, a dog among the fairies,The ...

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Ears In The Turrets Hear by Dylan Thomas

Ears In The Turrets Hear by Dylan Thomas

Ears in the turrets hearHands grumble on the door,Eyes in the gables seeThe fingers at the locks.Shall I unbolt or stayAlone till the day I dieUnseen by stranger-eyesIn this white ...

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A Letter To My Aunt by Dylan Thomas

A Letter To My Aunt by Dylan Thomas

A Letter To My Aunt Discussing The Correct Approach To Modern PoetryTo you, my aunt, who would exploreThe literary Chankley Bore,The paths are hard, for you are notA literary ...

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Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas

Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughsAbout the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,The night above the dingle starry,Time let me hail and climbGolden in ...

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Among Those Killed In The Dawn Raid Was A Man Aged A Hundred by Dylan Thomas

Among Those Killed In The Dawn Raid Was A Man Aged A Hundred by Dylan Thomas

When the morning was waking over the warHe put on his clothes and stepped out and he died,The locks yawned loose and a blast blew them wide,He dropped where he loved on the burst ...

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The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower by Dylan Thomas

The Force That Through The Green Fuse Drives The Flower by Dylan Thomas

The force that through the green fuse drives the flowerDrives my green age; that blasts the roots of treesIs my destroyer.And I am dumb to tell the crooked roseMy youth is bent by ...

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And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas

And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas

And death shall have no dominion.Dead man naked they shall be oneWith the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,They shall ...

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Lament by Dylan Thomas

Lament by Dylan Thomas

When I was a windy boy and a bitAnd the black spit of the chapel fold,(Sighed the old ram rod, dying of women),I tiptoed shy in the gooseberry wood,The rude owl cried like a ...

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A Child’s Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas

A Child’s Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas

One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment ...

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The Hunchback In The Park by Dylan Thomas

The Hunchback In The Park by Dylan Thomas

The hunchback in the parkA solitary misterPropped between trees and waterFrom the opening of the garden lockThat lets the trees and water enterUntil the Sunday sombre bell at ...

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All All And All The Dry Worlds Lever by Dylan Thomas

All All And All The Dry Worlds Lever by Dylan Thomas

IAll all and all the dry worlds lever,Stage of the ice, the solid ocean,All from the oil, the pound of lava.City of spring, the governed flower,Turns in the earth that turns the ...

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All That I Owe The Fellows Of The Grave by Dylan Thomas

All That I Owe The Fellows Of The Grave by Dylan Thomas

All that I owe the fellows of the graveAnd all the dead bequeathed from pale estatesLies in the fortuned bone, the flask of blood,Like senna stirs along the ravaged roots.O all I ...

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Before I Knocked by Dylan Thomas

Before I Knocked by Dylan Thomas

Before I knocked and flesh let enter,With liquid hands tapped on the womb,I who was as shapeless as the waterThat shaped the Jordan near my homeWas brother to Mnetha's daughterAnd ...

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On A Wedding Anniversary by Dylan Thomas

On A Wedding Anniversary by Dylan Thomas

The sky is torn acrossThis ragged anniversary of twoWho moved for three years in tuneDown the long walks of their vows.Now their love lies a lossAnd Love and his patients roar on ...

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Being But Men by Dylan Thomas

Being But Men by Dylan Thomas

Being but men, we walked into the treesAfraid, letting our syllables be softFor fear of waking the rooks,For fear of comingNoiselessly into a world of wings and cries.If we were ...

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After The Funeral (In Memory Of Ann Jones) by Dylan Thomas

After The Funeral (In Memory Of Ann Jones) by Dylan Thomas

After the funeral, mule praises, brays,Windshake of sailshaped ears, muffle-toed tapTap happily of one peg in the thickGrave's foot, blinds down the lids, the teeth in black,The ...

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This Side Of The Truth by Dylan Thomas

This Side Of The Truth by Dylan Thomas

(for Llewelyn)This side of the truth,You may not see, my son,King of your blue eyesIn the blinding country of youth,That all is undone,Under the unminding skies,Of innocence and ...

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Elegy by Dylan Thomas

Elegy by Dylan Thomas

Too proud to die; broken and blind he diedThe darkest way, and did not turn away,A cold kind man brave in his narrow prideOn that darkest day, Oh, forever mayHe lie lightly, at ...

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Holy Spring by Dylan Thomas

Holy Spring by Dylan Thomas

OOut of a bed of loveWhen that immortal hospital made one more moove to sootheThe curless counted body,And ruin and his causesOver the barbed and shooting sea assumed an armyAnd ...

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A Winter’s Tale by Dylan Thomas

A Winter’s Tale by Dylan Thomas

It is a winter's taleThat the snow blind twilight ferries over the lakesAnd floating fields from the farm in the cup of the vales,Gliding windless through the hand folded ...

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I, In My Intricate Image by Dylan Thomas

I, In My Intricate Image by Dylan Thomas

II, in my intricate image, stride on two levels,Forged in man's minerals, the brassy oratorLaying my ghost in metal,The scales of this twin world tread on the double,My half ghost ...

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Foster The Light by Dylan Thomas

Foster The Light by Dylan Thomas

Foster the light nor veil the manshaped moon,Nor weather winds that blow not down the bone,But strip the twelve-winded marrow from his circle;Master the night nor serve the ...

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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 heartPush in their tides;And, broken ghosts with glowworms in their heads,The things of lightFile through the ...

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I Dreamed My Genesis by Dylan Thomas

I Dreamed My Genesis by Dylan Thomas

I dreamed my genesis in sweat of sleep, breakingThrough the rotating shell, strongAs motor muscle on the drill, drivingThrough vision and the girdered nerve. From limbs that had ...

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In The Beginning by Dylan Thomas

In The Beginning by Dylan Thomas

In the beginning was the three-pointed star,One smile of light across the empty face,One bough of bone across the rooting air,The substance forked that marrowed the first sun,And, ...

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Ceremony After A Fire Raid by Dylan Thomas

Ceremony After A Fire Raid by Dylan Thomas

IMyselvesThe grieversGrieveAmong the street burned to tireless deathA child of a few hoursWith its kneading mouthCharred on the black breast of the graveThe mother dug, and its ...

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Poem On His Birthday by Dylan Thomas

Poem On His Birthday by Dylan Thomas

In the mustardseed sun,By full tilt river and switchback seaWhere the cormorants scud,In his house on stilts high among beaksAnd palavers of birdsThis sandgrain day in the bent ...

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There Was A Saviour by Dylan Thomas

There Was A Saviour by Dylan Thomas

There was a saviourRarer than radium,Commoner than water, crueller than truth;Children kept from the sunAssembled at his tongueTo hear the golden note turn in a groove,Prisoners ...

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If I Were Tickled By The Rub Of Love by Dylan Thomas

If I Were Tickled By The Rub Of Love by Dylan Thomas

If I were tickled by the rub of love,A rooking girl who stole me for her side,Broke through her straws, breaking my bandaged string,If the red tickle as the cattle calveStill set ...

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Because The Pleasure-Bird Whistles by Dylan Thomas

Because The Pleasure-Bird Whistles by Dylan Thomas

Because the pleasure-bird whistles after the hot wires,Shall the blind horse sing sweeter?Convenient bird and beast lie lodged to sufferThe supper and knives of a mood.In the ...

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A Grief Ago by Dylan Thomas

A Grief Ago by Dylan Thomas

A grief ago,She who was who I hold, the fats and the flower,Or, water-lammed, from the scythe-sided thorn,Hell wind and sea,A stem cementing, wrestled up the tower,Rose maid and ...

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Do You Not Father Me by Dylan Thomas

Do You Not Father Me by Dylan Thomas

Do you not father me, nor the erected armFor my tall tower's sake cast in her stone?Do you not mother me, nor, as I am,The lovers' house, lie suffering my stain?Do you not sister ...

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Where Once The Waters Of Your Face by Dylan Thomas

Where Once The Waters Of Your Face by Dylan Thomas

Where once the waters of your faceSpun to my screws, your dry ghost blows,The dead turns up its eye;Where once the mermen through your icePushed up their hair, the dry wind ...

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Author’s Prologue by Dylan Thomas

Author’s Prologue by Dylan Thomas

This day winding down nowAt God speeded summer's endIn the torrent salmon sun,In my seashaken houseOn a breakneck of rocksTangled with chirrup and fruit,Froth, flute, fin, and ...

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Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait by Dylan Thomas

Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait by Dylan Thomas

The bows glided down, and the coastBlackened with birds took a last lookAt his thrashing hair and whale-blue eye;The trodden town rang its cobbles for luck.Then good-bye to the ...

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A Saint About To Fall by Dylan Thomas

A Saint About To Fall by Dylan Thomas

A saint about to fall,The stained flats of heaven hit and razedTo the kissed kite hems of his shawl,On the last street wave praisedThe unwinding, song by rock,Of the woven wallOf ...

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Poem In October by Dylan Thomas

Poem In October by Dylan Thomas

It was my thirtieth year to heavenWoke to my hearing from harbour and neighbour woodAnd the mussel pooled and the heronPriested shoreThe morning beckonWith water praying and call ...

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Was There A Time by Dylan Thomas

Was There A Time by Dylan Thomas

Was there a time when dancers with their fiddlesIn children's circuses could stay their troubles?There was a time they could cry over books,But time has sent its maggot on their ...

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When Once The Twilight Locks No Longer by Dylan Thomas

When Once The Twilight Locks No Longer by Dylan Thomas

When once the twilight locks no longerLocked in the long worm of my fingerNor damned the sea that sped about my fist,The mouth of time sucked, like a sponge,The milky acid on each ...

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I Have Longed To Move Away by Dylan Thomas

I Have Longed To Move Away by Dylan Thomas

I have longed to move awayFrom the hissing of the spent lieAnd the old terrors' continual cryGrowing more terrible as the dayGoes over the hill into the deep sea;I have longed to ...

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How Shall My Animal by Dylan Thomas

How Shall My Animal by Dylan Thomas

How shall my animalWhose wizard shape I trace in the cavernous skull,Vessel of abscesses and exultation's shell,Endure burial under the spelling wall,The invoked, shrouding veil ...

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