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Christine Mc|cherry Female, 69, United Kingdom (5/16/2013 2:09:00 PM)

I read a piece by Dylan Thomas the other day about his thoughts on Poetry.

" Poetry is what in a poem makes you laugh, cry,
prickle, be silent, makes your toe nails twinkle,
makes you want to do this or that or nothing,
makes you know that you are alone in an unknown world,
that your bliss andsuffering is forever shared,
and forever on your own.

Love the bit about making toe nails twinkle! I wish I had the talent to do that
. But I can read the poetry that does! !

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,223 Points Jerry Hughes (5/16/2013 8:46:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Hello Christine, those words are from a LP recording by Dylan Thomas titled 'a few words of a kind'.Cheers, Jerry

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,223 Points Christine Mc|cherry (5/19/2013 5:13:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi Jerry, Thanks for the info. I read the words in a notebook given to me by a friend. It has lovely little quotations from writers and poets. I will look out for that LP. I notice you live in Austral ... more

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