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Author: THOMAS, DYLAN
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Thomas, Dylan    Poet's Biography
57 poems available by this author


A PROCESS IN THE WEATHER OF THE HEART    Poem Text    


A REFUSAL TO MOURN THE DEATH, BY FIRE, OF A CHILD IN LONDON    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Never until the mankind making
Subject(s): Air Warfare; Death - Children; Fire; Innocence; Mourning; World War Ii; Death - Babies; Bereavement; Second World War


A WINTER'S TALE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It is winter's tale
Subject(s): Faith; Belief; Creed


ALTARWISE BY OWL-LIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Altarwise by owl-light in the halfway house
Subject(s): Christianity


AMONG THOSE KILLED IN THE DAWN RAID WAS A MAN AGED A HUNDRED    Poem Text    
First Line: When the morning was waking over the war
Subject(s): War; Old Age; Death; Dead, The


AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION    Poem Text     Recitation


AUTHOR'S PROLOGUE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: This day winding down now
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


BALLAD OF THE LONG-LEGGED BAIT    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The bows glided down, and the coast
Subject(s): Fish & Fishing; Sin; Anglers


BEFORE I KNOCKED    Poem Text    
First Line: Before I knocked and flesh let enter
Subject(s): Conduct Of Life


BEFORE WE MOTHERNAKED FALL    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Oil Fields; Gold


BEING BUT MEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Being but men, we walked into the trees
Subject(s): Men; Conduct Of Life


CEREMONY AFTER A FIRE RAID    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Myselves / the grievers
Subject(s): Air Raids; Air Warfare; Funerals; Mourning; World War Ii; Burials; Bereavement; Second World War


CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES    Poem Text    
First Line: One christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner
Subject(s): Christmas; Children; Wales; Nativity, The; Childhood; Welshmen; Welshwomen


CLOWN IN THE MOON    Poem Text    
First Line: My tears are like the quiet drift
Subject(s): Moon


COOL, OH NO COOL    Poem Text    
Last Line: From which you may not fly
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


DEATH AND ENTRANCES    Poem Text    
First Line: On almost the incendiary eve
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


EARS IN THE TURRETS HEAR    Poem Text     Recitation
Last Line: Hold you poison or grapes?


ESPECIALLY WHEN THE OCTOBER WIND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


FERN HILL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
Subject(s): Children; Farm Life; Innocence; Nature; Time; Wales; Youth; Childhood; Agriculture; Farmers; Welshmen; Welshwomen


HOLY SPRING    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of a bed of love
Subject(s): War


I KNOW THIS VICIOUS MINUTE'S HOUR    Poem Text    
Last Line: But I go or die
Subject(s): Time; Reality


I SEE THE BOYS OF SUMMER    Poem Text    
First Line: I see the boys of summer in their ruin
Subject(s): Summer


IF I WERE TICKLED BY THE RUB OF LOVE    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Last Line: Man be my metaphor
Subject(s): Sex; Innocence; Reality


IN MEMORY OF ANN JONES    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: After the funeral, mule praises, brays
Variant Title(s): After The Funeral
Subject(s): Aunts; Funerals; Burials


IN MY CRAFT OR SULLEN ART    Poem Text    


IN THE BEGINNING    Poem Text    
First Line: In the beginning was the three-pointed star
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


LAST NIGHT I DIVED MY BEGGAR ARM    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


LIE STILL, SLEEP BECALMED    Poem Text    
First Line: Lie still, sleep becalmed, sufferer with the wound
Subject(s): Sea; Death; Conduct Of Life; Ocean; Dead, The


LIGHT BREAKS WHERE NO SUN SHINES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


LOVE IN THE ASYLUM    Poem Text    
First Line: A stranger has come
Subject(s): Psychiatric Hospitals; Love; Mad Houses; Insane Asylums


MY HERO BARES HIS NERVES    Poem Text    
First Line: My hero bares his nerves along my wrist
Subject(s): Ghosts


ON A WEDDING ANNIVERSARY    Poem Text    
First Line: The sky is torn across
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ON THE MARRIAGE OF A VIRGIN    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Walking alone in a multitude of loves when morning's light
Variant Title(s): The Marriage Of A Virgin
Subject(s): Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; Virginity; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Vestals


ON THE WORDS IN POETRY    Poem Text    
First Line: You want to know why and how I just began to write poetry
Last Line: Ephemeral lives dangerous, great, and bearable
Subject(s): Language; Men; Words; Vocabulary


OUR EUNUCH DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Our eunuch dreams, all seedless in the light,
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


OUT OF A WAR OF WITS    Poem Text    
First Line: Out of a war of wits, when folly of words
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary


POEM    Poem Text    
First Line: Your breath was shed
Subject(s): Sleep; Breath


POEM IN OCTOBER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: It was my thirtieth year to heaven
Subject(s): Birthdays; Youth


REQUEST TO LEDA    Poem Text    
First Line: Not your winged lust but his must now change suit
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


SHILOH'S SEED    Poem Text    
First Line: Shiloh's seed shall not be sewn
Subject(s): Birth; Lambs; God; Child Birth; Midwifery


THE ALMANAC OF TIME    Poem Text    
First Line: The almanac of time hangs in the brain
Subject(s): Time


THE CONVERSATION OF PRAYER    Poem Text    
First Line: The conversation of prayers about to be said
Subject(s): Prayer


THE FORCE THAT THROUGH THE GREEN FUSE DRIVES THE FLOWER    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


THE HAND THAT SIGNED THE PAPER FELLED A CITY    Poem Text     Recitation


THE HUNCHBACK IN THE PARK    Poem Text     Recitation


THE SONG OF THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG    Poem Text    
First Line: There are many who say that a dog has his day
Last Line: And that bees never work in their hives
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Cats; Lobsters; Bees


THE SPIRE CRANES    Poem Text    
First Line: The spire cranes. Its statuary is an aviary
Last Line: But do not travel down dumb wind like prodigals
Subject(s): Spires; Bells; Statutes; Cranes


THE TOMBSTONE TOLD WHEN SHE DIED    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Last Line: And the dear floods of his hair
Subject(s): Death


THERE WAS A SAVIOUR    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
Last Line: Unclenched, armless, silk and rough love that breaks all rocks
Subject(s): God


THEY ARE ONLY DEAD WHO DO NOT LOVE    Poem Text    
First Line: Embracin' low-falutin' / london
Last Line: Touch our only love with badinage
Subject(s): Loveless


THIS BREAD I BREAK WAS ONCE THE OAT    Poem Text    
Last Line: My wine you drink, my bread you snap
Subject(s): Life


THIS IS REMEMBERED    Poem Text    
First Line: This is remembered when the hairs fall out
Subject(s): Memory; Conduct Of Life


TWENTY-FOUR YEARS REMIND THE TEARS OF MY EYES    Poem Text     Recitation


WE LYING BY SEASAND    Poem Text    
First Line: We lying by seasand, watching yellow
Subject(s): Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


WHEN ALL MY FIVE AND COUNTRY SENSES SEE    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Sight; Touch (Sense); Taste (Sense); Hearing; Smells; Odors; Aromas; Fragrances


WRITTEN FOR A PERSONAL EPITAPH    Poem Text    
First Line: Feeding the worm
Subject(s): Mothers