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today we celebrate prolific Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who died in 1953 and is best remembered for often-used-at-funerals-and-such poem "Do Not Go Gently Into that Good Night." Well I don't want to be a cliche!

here:


When the morning was waking over the war
He 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 pavement stone
And the funeral grains of the slaughtered floor.
Tell his street on its back he stopped a sun
And the craters of his eyes grew springshots and fire
When all the keys shot from the locks, and rang.
Dig no more for the chains of his grey-haired heart.
The heavenly ambulance drawn by a wound
Assembling waits for the spade's ring on the cage.
O keep his bones away from the common cart,
The morning is flying on the wings of his age
And a hundred storks perch on the sun's right hand.


question: WILL YOU READ DYLAN THOMAS AT YOUR FUNERAL? oh wait we are all dead at our funerals. ...

Comments

  1. Dylan Thomas is a boss poet.

    He is one of two national poets of Wales.

    At least; I think he is along with my hero Daffyd Ap Gwyllum....and yes i butchered the spelling of that name.

    I did an extra credit report on him at Edinboro for Rovang, one of my best academic memories.

    Welsh Poets rule.

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