Ronald Stuart Thomas

(1913 - 2000 / Cardiff / Wales)

Ronald Stuart Thomas Poems

1. A Marriage 2/3/2015
2. The Dance 12/25/2014
3. Thirteen Blackbirds Looking At A Man 1/3/2003
4. The Woman 1/13/2003
5. The Old Language 1/3/2003
6. The Village 1/13/2003
7. The Dark Well 1/3/2003
8. Welsh History 1/3/2003
9. Sorry 1/13/2003
10. The Ancients Of The World 1/3/2003
11. Album 1/13/2003
12. Taliesin 1/3/2003
13. Poetry For Supper 1/13/2003
14. The Way Of It 1/3/2003
15. Ruins 1/3/2003
16. Evans 1/13/2003
17. Good 1/3/2003
18. An Old Man 1/13/2003
19. Welsh Landscape 1/13/2003
20. Night And Morning 1/3/2003
21. A Welshman To Any Tourist 1/3/2003
22. Praise 1/3/2003
23. Chapel Deacon 1/13/2003
24. On The Farm 1/13/2003
25. A Welsh Testament 1/13/2003
26. A Peasant 1/13/2003
27. The Cat And The Sea 1/3/2003
28. Here 1/3/2003
29. Pisces 1/3/2003
30. A Blackbird Singing 1/13/2003
31. Death Of A Poet 1/13/2003
32. Children's Song 1/13/2003
33. Ninetieth Birthday 1/13/2003
34. A Day In Autumn 3/21/2004
Best Poem of Ronald Stuart Thomas

A Day In Autumn

It will not always be like this,
The air windless, a few last
Leaves adding their decoration
To the trees’ shoulders, braiding the cuffs
Of the boughs with gold; a bird preening

In the lawn’s mirror. Having looked up
From the day’s chores, pause a minute,
Let the mind take its photograph
Of the bright scene, something to wear
Against the heart in the long cold.

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Ninetieth Birthday

You go up the long track
That will take a car, but is best walked
On slow foot, noting the lichen
That writes history on the page
Of the grey rock. Trees are about you
At first, but yield to the green bracken,
The nightjars house: you can hear it spin
On warm evenings; it is still now
In the noonday heat, only the lesser

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