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Thomas, Dylan    Poet's Biography
263 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


ADMIT THE SUN       
First Line: Admit the sun into your high nest
Last Line: Out of the air it strikes


AIR YOU BREATHE       
First Line: The air you breathe encroaches
Last Line: Your sweet inducive thighs %and raven hair


ALL ALL AND ALL THE DRY WORLDS LEVER       
Last Line: Flower, flower, all all and all


ALL THAT I OWE THE FELLOWS OF THE GRAVE       
Last Line: All night my fortune slumbers in its sheet


ALMANAC OF TIME       
First Line: The almanac of time hangs in the brain
Last Line: Time shall belong to man


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


ALTARWISE BY OWL-LIGHT       
First Line: Altarwise by owl-light in the halfway house
Last Line: My nest of mercies be rude, red tree
Subject(s): Christianity


ALTHOUGH THROUGH MY BEWILDERED WAY       
Last Line: Into the void again of this bewilderment and that insanity


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


AMONG THOSE KILLED IN THE DAWN RAID WAS A MAN AGED A HUNDRED       
First Line: When the morning was waking over the war
Last Line: And a hundred storks perch on the sun's right hand


AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION    Poem Text     Recitation


AND DEATH SHALL HAVE NO DOMINION       
Last Line: Break in the sun till the sun breaks down %and death shall have no dominion
Subject(s): Bible; Death; Life Change Events; Religion; Time


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


AUTHOR'S PROLOGUE       
First Line: This day winding down now
Last Line: And the flood flowers now
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


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


BALLAD OF THE LONG-LEGGED BAIT       
First Line: The bows glided down, and the coast
Last Line: He stands alone at the door of his home, %with his long-legged heart in his hand
Subject(s): Fishing And Fishermen; Sin


BECAUSE THE PLEASURE-BIRD WHISTLES       
First Line: Because the pleasure-bird whistles after the hot wires
Last Line: Over the past table I repeat this present grace


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


BEFORE I KNOCKED AND FLESH LET ME ENTER       
Last Line: Who took my flesh and bone for armour %and doublecrossed my mother's womb
Subject(s): Birth


BEFORE THE GAS FADES       
First Line: Before the gas fades with a harsh last bubble
Last Line: Not black or white or left or right


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


BEFORE WE MOTHERNAKED FALL       
Last Line: And veins are spilled and doom is turned, %your solid land


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


BEING BUT MEN       
First Line: Being but men, we walked into the trees


CABARET       
First Line: I, poor romantic, held her heel
Last Line: And which the real


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


CEREMONY AFTER A FIRE RAID       
First Line: Myselves %the grievers
Last Line: The sundering ultimate kingdom of genesis' thunder
Subject(s): Air Raids; Air Warfare; Funerals; Mourning; World War Ii


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


CHILDREN OF DARKNESS GOT NO WINGS       
First Line: Children of darkness got no wings
Last Line: Waiting all vainly this we know


CLOUD IN THE MOON       
First Line: My tears are like the quiet drift
Last Line: So tremulously like a dream


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


CONCEIVE THESE IMAGES IN AIR       
Last Line: By love-tip or my hand's red heat


CONVERSATION ABOUT CHRISTMAS THE USEFUL PRESENTS       
First Line: There were the useful presents: engulfing mufflers of the old coach days
Subject(s): Christmas


CONVERSATION ABOUT CHRISTMAS THE USELESS PRESENTS       
First Line: Of course there were sweets. It was the marsh
Subject(s): Christmas


CONVERSATION OF PRAYER       
First Line: The conversation of prayers about to be said
Last Line: Dragging him up the stairs to one who lies ahead
Subject(s): Prayer


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


COOL, OH NO COOL       
Last Line: From which you may not fly


COUNTRYMAN'S RETURN       
First Line: Embracin' low-falutin' %london
Last Line: One rich stredet with hunger in it
Subject(s): London


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


DEATHS AND ENTRANCES       
First Line: On almost the incendiary eve


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


DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT       
Last Line: Rage, rage against the dying of the light
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Hate; Mourning; Old Age; Social Protest; Time


DO YOU NOT FATHER ME       
First Line: Do you not father me, nor the erected arm
Last Line: Lie all unknowing of the grave sin-eater


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


EARS IN THE TURRETS HEAR       
Last Line: Hold you poison or grapes?
Subject(s): Life


ELEGY       
First Line: Too proud to die, broken and blind he died
Last Line: Until I die he will not leave my side


ELM       
First Line: Tghey are all goddesses
Last Line: Leaf driftwood that has blown


ESPECIALLY WHEN THE OCTOBER WIND    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


ESPECIALLY WHEN THE OCTOBER WIND       
Last Line: By the sea's side hear the dark-vowelled birds
Subject(s): October


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


FERN HILL       
First Line: Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
Last Line: Time held me green and dying %though I sang in my chains like the sea
Subject(s): Children; Farm Life; Innocence; Nature; Time; Wales; Youth


FIND MEAT ON BONES'       
First Line: Find meat on bones that soon have none
Last Line: Before death takes you, o take back this


FORCE THAT THROUGH THE GREEN FUSE DRIVES THE FLOWER       
Last Line: And I am dumb to tell the lover's tomb %how at my sheet goes the same crooked worm
Subject(s): Death; Life; Time


FOREST PICTURE       
First Line: Calm and strange is this evening hour in the forest
Last Line: Down these fantastic avenues pass like shadows


FOSTER THE LIGHT       
First Line: Foster the light nor veil the manshaped moon
Last Line: A merry manshape of your walking circle


FROM LOVE'S FIRST FEVER TO HER PLAGUE       
First Line: From love's first fever to her plague, from the soft second
Last Line: One sun, one manna, warmed and fed


GHOST STORY       
First Line: Bring out the tall tales now that we are told
Subject(s): Christmas


GOSSIPERS       
First Line: The gossipers have lowered their voices
Last Line: Press the old lies and the old ghosts


GREEK PLAY IN A GARDEN       
First Line: A woman wails her dead among the trees
Last Line: A pigeon calls and women talk of death


GRIEF AGO       
First Line: A grief ago %she who was who I hold, the fats and flower
Last Line: And close her fist


GRIEF THIEF OF TIME       
First Line: Grief thief of time crawls off
Last Line: Shape with my fathers' thieves


HAND THAT SIGNED THE PAPER       
First Line: The hand that signed the paper felled a city
Last Line: Hands have no tears to flow


HAND THAT SIGNED THE PAPER FELLED A CITY       
Last Line: A hand rules pity as a hand rules heaven; %hands have no tears to flow
Subject(s): War


HERE IN THIS SPRING       
First Line: Here in this spring, stars float along the void
Last Line: Says the world wears away


HERE LIES THE BEASTS       
First Line: Here lie the beasts of man and here I feast
Last Line: Here slips the ghost who made of my pale bed %the heaven's house


HIGH ON A HILL       
Last Line: Is fallen down %to the ground


HOLD HARD, THESE ANCIENT MINUTES IN THE CUCKOO'S MONTH       
Last Line: Your sport is summer as the spring runs angrily


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


HOLY SPRING       
First Line: Out of a bed of love
Last Line: If only for a last time
Subject(s): War


HOW SHALL MY ANIMAL       
Last Line: And dug your grave in my breast


HOW SOON THE SERVANT SUN       
Last Line: Blasts back the trumpet voice


HUNCHBACK IN THE PARK       
Last Line: Had followed the hunchback %to his kennel in the dark
Subject(s): Hunchbacks; Physical Disabilities; Wanderers And Wandering


I DREAMED MY GENESIS       
First Line: I dreamed my genesis in sweat of sleep, breaking
Last Line: Of new man strength, I seek the sun


I FELLOWED SLEEP       
First Line: I fellowed sleep who kissed me in the brain
Last Line: My fathers' ghost is climbing in the rain


I HAVE COME TO CATCH YOUR VOICE       
Last Line: Nor the petals of any flower drop


I HAVE LONGED TO MOVE AWAY       
Last Line: Half convention and half lie


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


I KNOW THIS VICIOUS MINUTE'S HOUR       
Last Line: Stop has no minutes, %but I go or die


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


I SEE THE BOYS OF SUMMER       
First Line: I see the boys of summer in their ruin
Last Line: O see the poles are kissing as they cross


I SEE THE BOYS OF SUMMER IN THEIR RUIN       
Last Line: We are the sons of flint and pitch. %o see the poles are kissing as they cross


I, IN MY INTRICATE IMAGE       
First Line: I, in my intricate image, stride on two levels
Last Line: And my images roared and rose on heaven's hill


I, THE FIRST NAMED       
First Line: I, the first named, am the ghost of this sir and christian friend
Last Line: Of a lack-a-head ghost I fear to the anonymous end


IDYLL OF UNFORGETFULNESS       
First Line: To have seen countries which were glorious
Last Line: Green-shadowed -- panoply -- enveloping -- all -- its -- strangeness -- and softness of stealth


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


IF I WERE TICKLED BY THE RUB OF LOVE       
Last Line: Man be my metaphor
Subject(s): Love


IF MY HEAD HURT A HAIR'S FOOT       
Last Line: And the endless beginning of prodigies suffers open


IN A SHUTTERED ROOM I ROAST       
Subject(s): Travel


IN COUNTRY HEAVEN       
First Line: Always when he, in country heaven
Last Line: For the fifth element is pity, %(pity for death


IN COUNTRY SLEEP       
First Line: Never and never, my girl riding far and near
Last Line: Your faith as deathless as the outcry of the ruled sun


IN DREAMS       
First Line: And in her garden grow the fleur de lys
Last Line: The moons are white flames, like the moons in dreams


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 MEMORY OF ANN JONES       
First Line: After the funeral, mule praises, brays
Last Line: And the strutting fern lay seeds on the black sill
Variant Title(s): After The Funera
Subject(s): Aunts; Funerals


IN MY CRAFT OR SULLEN ART    Poem Text    


IN MY CRAFT OR SULLEN ART       
Last Line: Who pay no praise or wages %nor heed my craft or art
Subject(s): Language; Men; Poetry And Poets


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


IN THE BEGINNING       
First Line: In the beginning was the three-pointed star
Last Line: The ribbed original of love
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


IN THE WHITE GIANT'S THIGH       
First Line: Through throats where many rivers meet, the curlews cry
Last Line: And the daughters of darkness flame like fawkes fires still


INCARNATE DEVIL       
First Line: Incarnate devil in a talking snake
Last Line: A serpent fiddled in the shaping-time


INTO HER LYING DOWN HEAD       
Last Line: Forgotten dark, rest their pulse and bury their dead in her faithless sleep


IT IS THE SINNERS' DUST-TONGUED BELL       
First Line: It is the sinners' dust-tongued bell claps me to churches
Last Line: Who have brought forth the urchin grief


IT IS THE SINNERS' DUST-TONGUED BELL CLAPS ME TO CHURCHES       
Last Line: Who have brought forth the urchin grief


IT'S LIGHT THAT MAKES THE INTERVALS       
Last Line: Your rock of sound


IT'S NOT IN MISERY BUT IN OBLIVION       
Last Line: Oblivion is so loverless


LAMENT       
First Line: When I was a windy boy and a bit


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


LAST NIGHT I DIVED MY BEGGAR ARM       
Last Line: Of the death in a bed in another country


LET FOR ONE MOMENT A FAITH STATEMENT       
Last Line: God shall be gods and many deaths be death


LET IT BE KNOWN       
First Line: Let it be known that little live but lies
Last Line: Declare their souls, let children know, live after


LET ME ESCAPE       
Last Line: Pale and decayed, an ugly growth


LETTER TO MY AUNT DISCUSSING THE CORRECT APPROACH TO       
First Line: To you, my aunt, who would explore
Last Line: How well your poems light the fire


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


LIE STILL, SLEEP BECALMED       
First Line: Lie still, becalmed, sufferer with the wound
Last Line: Or we shall obey, and ride with you through the drowned


LIFT UP YOUR FACE       
First Line: Lift up your face, light
Last Line: If only with sunlight


LIGHT BREAKS WHERE NO SUN SHINES    Poem Text     Recitation by Author


LIGHT BREAKS WHERE NO SUN SHINES       
Last Line: And blood jumps in the sun; %above the waste allotments the dawn halts
Subject(s): Light


LIGHT, I KNOW, TREADS THE TEN MILLION STARS       
Last Line: I must learn night's light or go mad


LITTLE PROBLEM       
First Line: Foot, head, or traces
Last Line: As you, original, derive


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


LOVE IN THE ASYLUM       
First Line: A stranger has come
Last Line: Suffer the first vision that set fire to the stars


MIDNIGHT ROAD       
First Line: The midnight road, though young men tread unknowing
Last Line: The living sky, the faces of the stars


MISSING       
First Line: Seek him, thou sun, in the dread wilderness
Last Line: No weeping through that deep repose can break


MOLLS       
First Line: I found them lying on the floor
Last Line: Peacockstain's poems on my bed


MORNING, SPACE FOR LEDA       
Last Line: Is blind with tears too frail to taste


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


MY HERO BARES HIS NERVES       
First Line: My hero bares his nerves alaong my wrist
Last Line: He pulls the chain, the cistern moves


MY RIVER       
First Line: My river, even though it lifts
Last Line: And your side is steep


MY WORLD IS PYRAMID       
First Line: Half of the fellow father as he doubles
Last Line: Dry in the half-tracked thigh


NATURAL DAY AND NIGHT       
Last Line: Do, down a derry


NEARLY SUMMER       
First Line: Nearly summer, and the devil
Last Line: Leaves it among the cigarette ends and the glasses


NEOPHYTE, BAPTIZED IN SMILES       
Last Line: Touched, by a finger's nail, to dust


NEVER TO REACH THE OBLIVIOUS DARK       
Last Line: The jonquil and the trumpet


NEW QUAY       
First Line: Dear tommy, please, from far, sciatic kingsley
Last Line: Puts in his penny, generous at last


NO MAN BELIEVES       
First Line: No man believes who, when a star falls shot
Last Line: Who does not break and make his final faith


NO THOUGHT CAN TROUBLE MY UNWHOLESOME POSE       
Last Line: Into my exotic composure


NO, PIGEON, I'M TOO WISE       
Last Line: He flies too high


NOT FOEVER SHALL THE LORD OF THE RED HAIL       
Last Line: How soon, how soon, o lord of the red hail


NOT FROM THIS ANGER       
First Line: Not from this anger, anticlimax after
Last Line: That burns along my eyes


NOW       
First Line: Now %say nay, %man dry man
Last Line: The two-a-vein, the foreskin, and the cloud


NOW THE THIRST PARCHES LIP AND TONGUE       
Last Line: And drown all sorrows in the gross catastrophe


O CHATTERTON       
First Line: O chatterton and others in the attic
Last Line: And your home in a centaur's stable


O MAKE ME A MASK       
First Line: O make me a mask and a wall to shut from your spies
Last Line: By the curve of the nude mouth or the laugh up the sleeve


OAK       
First Line: Fierce colours fled about the branches
Last Line: Beneath the deep bark calls and makes quiet music


OF ANY FLOWER       
First Line: Hourly I sigh
Last Line: And shroud-like


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 A WEDDING ANNIVERSARY       
First Line: The sky is torn across
Last Line: And the doors burn in their brain
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage


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 MARRIAGE OF A VIRGIN       
First Line: Walking alone in a multitude of loves when morning's light
Last Line: That other sun, the jealous coursing of the unrivalled blood
Variant Title(s): The Marriage Of A Virgi
Subject(s): Love; Love - Marital; Marriage; Virginity


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


ON THE WORDS IN POETRY       
First Line: You want to know why and how I just began to write poetry
Last Line: Dangerous, great, and bearable
Subject(s): Language; Men


ONCE BELOW A TIME       
Last Line: As quiet as a bone


ONCE IT WAS THE COLOUR OF SAYING       
Last Line: And every stone I wind off like a reel


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


OUR EUNUCH DREAMS       
First Line: Our enuch dreams, all seedless in the light
Last Line: Praise to our faring hearts


OUR EUNUCH DREAMS       
First Line: Our eunuch dreams, all seedless in the light
Last Line: Praise to our faring hearts


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


OUT OF THE PIT       
First Line: Within his head revolved a little world
Last Line: From you or me or wind or rat %or this or that


OUT OF THE SIGHS       
First Line: Out of the sighs, a little comes
Last Line: Crumbs, barn, and halter


OVER SIR JOHN'S HILL       
Last Line: Stone for the sake of the souls of the slain birds sailing


PAPER AND STICKS       
First Line: Pape and sticks and shovel and match
Last Line: You never did and he never did


PARACHUTIST       
First Line: I shall never forget his blue eye
Last Line: Still trembling from his fallen angel's flight %down the sky weeping death
Subject(s): Aviation And Aviators; Spender, Stephen (1909-1995)


PILLAR BREAKS       
First Line: Pillar breaks, and mast is cleft
Last Line: Boat's broken, too, and magpie's still; %build, build again


PINE       
First Line: Virgate and sprung of the dusk
Last Line: And the motley winds from the seas


PLOUGHMAN'S GONE       
First Line: The ploughman's gone, the hansom driver
Last Line: It is the engine under the unaltered sun


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


POEM       
First Line: Your breath was shed
Last Line: And mask the grave


POEM       
First Line: There was a saviour %rarer than radium


POEM       
First Line: On no work of words now for three lean months in the bloody
Last Line: If I take to burn or return this world which is each man's work
Variant Title(s): On No Work Of Word


POEM FOR CAITLIN       
First Line: I make this in a warring absence when
Last Line: Yet this I make in a forgiving presence


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


POEM IN OCTOBER       
First Line: It was my thirtieth year to heaven
Last Line: On this high hill in a year's turning
Subject(s): Birthdays; Youth


POEM ON HIS BIRTHDAY       
First Line: In the mustardseed sun
Last Line: As I sail out to die


POET: 1935       
First Line: See, on gravel paths under the harpstrung trees
Last Line: The snail tells of coming rain


PRAISE TO THE ARCHITECTS       
Last Line: Lion or louse? Take your own advice; %praise to the architects


PROCESS IN THE WEATHER OF THE HEART       
Last Line: And the heart gives up its dead


PROSPECT OF THE SEA, SELS.       
First Line: Her mouth was an inch from his. Her long fore-fingers
Last Line: They're calling me in for tea,' he said. %she lifted her frock to her waist


RAIN CUTS THE PLACE WE TREAD,       
Last Line: And breath on breath of indigo


REFUSAL TO MOURN THE DEATH, BY FIRE, OF A CHILD IN LONDON       
First Line: Never until the mankind making
Last Line: After the first death, there is no other
Subject(s): Air Warfare; Death - Children; Fire; Innocence; Mourning; World War Ii


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


REQUEST TO LEDA       
First Line: Not your winged lust but his must now change suit
Last Line: The worm is (pin-point) rational in the fruit
Subject(s): Courtship; Love


ROD CAN LIFT ITS TWINING HEAD       
Last Line: My aptitude for sin


SAINT ABOUT TO FALL       
Last Line: A thundering bullring of your silent and girl-circled island


SEE, SAYS THE LIME       
First Line: See, says the lime, my wicked milks
Last Line: Death's death's under


SEED-AT-ZERO       
First Line: The seed-at-zero shall not storm
Last Line: Range from the grave-groping place


SHALL GODS BE SAID TO THUMP THE CLOUDS       
Last Line: With tongues that talk all tongues


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


SHOULD LANTERNS SHINE       
First Line: Should lanterns shine, the holy face
Last Line: Has not yet reached the ground


SHUT, TOO, IN A TOWER OF WORDS, I MARK       
Last Line: Some let me make you of the water's speeches
Subject(s): Environment; Trees


SINCE, ON A QUIET NIGHT       
First Line: Since, on a quiet night, I heard them talk
Last Line: Who have no talk but that of death


SOMETIMES THE SKY'S TOO BRIGHT       
Last Line: But do not ache


SONG       
First Line: Love me, not as the dreaming nurses
Last Line: Love me and lift your mask


SONG OF THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG       
First Line: There are many who say that a dog has his day
Last Line: And if I indulge in a bite at a bulge, %let's hope you won't think me too vicious
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SPIRE CRANES       
First Line: The spire cranes. Its statue is an aviary
Last Line: But do not travel down dumb wind like prodigals


SUN BURNS THE MORNING       
First Line: The sun burns the morning, a bush in the brain
Last Line: Once for the virgin's child, once for her own


TAKE THE NEEDLES AND THE KNIVES       
Last Line: Answer: when the green leaves prize her


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


THEIR FACES SHONE UNDER SOME RADIANCE       
Last Line: The suicides parade again, now ripe for dying


THEN WAS MY NEOPHYTE       
Last Line: I saw time murder me


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


THERE WAS A SAVIOUR       
Last Line: Unclenched, armless, silk and rough love that breaks all rocks
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


THERE'S PLENTY IN THE WORLD       
First Line: There's plenty in the world that doth not die
Last Line: And on our lips the dry mouth of the rain


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


THEY ARE THE ONLY DEAD WHO DID NOT LOVE       
Last Line: Touching our separate love with badinage


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


THIS BREAD I BREAK WAS ONCE THE OAT       
Last Line: My wine you drink, my bread you snap
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


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


THIS SIDE OF THE TRUTH       
Last Line: Die in unjudging love


THROUGH THESE LASHED RINGS       
First Line: Through these lashed rings set deep inside their hollows
Last Line: His awkward heart into some symmetry


TIME ENOUGH TO ROT       
Last Line: For you've a sea to lie


TO A SLENDER WIND       
First Line: Chrysolith thy step
Last Line: And is more beautiful than the drift of leaves


TO BE ENCOMPASSED BY THE BRILLIANT EARTH       
Last Line: I touch and break


TO FOLLOW THE FOX       
First Line: To follow the fox at the hounds' tails
Last Line: Where more than snails are friends


TO OTHERS THAN YOU       
First Line: Friend by enemy I call you out
Last Line: With their heads in a cunning cloud


TO THE SPRING-SPIRIT       
First Line: And when it was spring I said
Last Line: We strangely sang among the feathery flowers


TODAY, THIS INSECT       
First Line: Today, this insect, and the world I breathe
Last Line: My cross of tales behind the fabulous curtain


TOMBSTONE TOLD WHEN SHE DIED       
Last Line: A blazing red harsh head tear up %and the dear floods of his hair
Subject(s): Consolation


TOO LONG, SKELETON       
First Line: Too long, skeleton, death's risen
Last Line: Of the moment and the dead hour


TRILOET       
First Line: The bees are glad the livelong day
Last Line: For lilacs in their beauty blow


TWELVE       
First Line: That the sum sanity might add to naught
Last Line: And the death in a starving image


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


TWENTY-FOUR YEARS REMIND THE TEARS OF MY EYES       
Last Line: In the final direction of the elementary town %I advance for as long as forever is
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets


UNDER MILK WOOD, SELS.       


UNLUCKILY FOR A DEATH       
Last Line: And the living earth your sons


UPON YOUR HELD-OUT HAND       
Last Line: I've said my piece


VISION AND PRAYER       
First Line: Who %are you %who is born
Last Line: One. The sun roars at the prayer's end


VISION AND PRAYER       
First Line: Who %are you
Last Line: One. The sun roars at my prayer's end


WALKING IN THE GARDENS       
First Line: Walking in the gardens by the sides
Last Line: To brush upon the waters of the pond


WAS THERE A TIME       
First Line: Was there a time when dancers with their fiddles
Last Line: Alone's unhurt, so the blind man sees best


WE HAVE THE FAIRY TALES BY HEART       
Last Line: Fear death as little as the thunder's shot, %the holy hat


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


WE LYING BY SEASAND       
First Line: We lying by seasand, watching yellow
Last Line: Breaks, o my heart's blood, like a heart and hill
Subject(s): Seashore


WE SEE RISE THE SECRET WIND       
First Line: We see rise the secret wind behind the brain
Last Line: The cities have not robbed our eyes


WE WHO ARE YOUNG ARE OLD'       
First Line: We who are young are old. It is the oldest cry
Last Line: Believe, believe and be saved, we cry, who have no faith


WE WILL BE CONSCIOUS OF OUR SANCTITY       
Last Line: We will be conscious of a great divinity %and a wide sanity


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


WHEN ALL MY FIVE AND COUNTRY SENSES SEE       
Last Line: The heart is sensual, though five eyes break


WHEN ALL MY FIVE AND COUNTRY SENSES SEE       
Last Line: And when blind sleep drops on the spying senses, %the heart is sensual, though five eyes break


WHEN I WOKE       
First Line: When I woke, the town spoke
Last Line: And the coins on my eyelids sang like shells


WHEN ONCE THE TWILIGHT LOCKS NO LONGER       
Last Line: And worlds hang on the trees


WHEN YOU HAVE GROUND SUCH BEAUTY DOWN TO DUST       
Last Line: When folly stirred, warm in the foolish heart


WHEN YOUR FURIOUS MOTION       
First Line: When your furious motion is steadied
Last Line: Or throw it, stone by stone, %into the sky


WHEN, LIKE A RUNNING GRAVE       
First Line: When, like a running grave, time tracks you down
Last Line: Happy cadaver's hunger as your take %the kissproof world


WHERE ONCE THE WATERS OF YOUR FACE       
Last Line: Till all our sea-faiths die


WHY EAST WIND CHILLS       
First Line: Why east wind chills and south wind cools
Last Line: And ghostly comets over the raised fists


WINTER'S TALE       
First Line: It is winter's tale
Last Line: And she rose with him flowering in her melting snow
Subject(s): Faith


WITH WINDMILLS TURNING WRONG DIRECTIONS       
Last Line: Of neophytes take altered roads


WOMAN ON TAPESTRY       
First Line: Her woven hands beckoned me
Last Line: And the gestures of unageing love


WOMAN SPEAKS       
First Line: The woman speaks: no food suffices but the food of death
Last Line: Tell me of him who feeds the raging birds


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


WRITTEN FOR A PERSONAL EPITAPH       
First Line: Feeding the worm
Last Line: His aim and destination


YOU ARE THE RULER OF THIS REALM OF FLESH       
Last Line: And their rivers of blood turned to ice


YOUR PAIN SHALL BE A MUSIC       
First Line: Your pain shall be a music in your string
Last Line: Flesh blood and bone %surrounding me


YOUTH CALLS TO AGE       
First Line: You too have seen the sun a bird of fire
Last Line: What you have sought