Ronald Stuart Thomas

(1913 - 2000 / Cardiff / Wales)

Ronald Stuart Thomas Poems

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

Children's Song

We live in our own world,
A world that is too small
For you to stoop and enter
Even on hands and knees,
The adult subterfuge.
And though you probe and pry
With analytic eye,
And eavesdrop all our talk
With an amused look,
You cannot find the centre
Where we dance, where we play,
Where life is still asleep
Under the closed flower,
Under the smooth shell
Of eggs in the cupped nest
That mock the faded blue
Of your remoter heaven.


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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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