Dylan Thomas

(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953 / Swansea / Wales)

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Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, which he often performed himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his sonorous voice with a subtle Welsh lilt became almost as famous as his works. His best-known works include the "play for voices" Under Milk Wood and the celebrated villanelle for his dying father, "Do not go gentle into that good night". Appreciative critics have also noted the craftsmanship and compression of poems such as "In my Craft or Sullen Art", and the rhapsodic lyricism in "And death ... more »

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  • ''It's that—the thought of the few, simple things we want and the knowledge that we're going to get them in spite of you know Who and His spites and tempers—that keeps us living I think.''
    Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Letter, late 1936, to Caitlin, later Thomas's wife. The Collected Letters of Dylan Thomas (1985).
  • ''In a fiercely mourning house in a crooked year.''
    Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. After the Funeral (l. 30). . . The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, 1934-1952 (1953, rev. ed. 1956) New Dire...
  • ''Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.''
    Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), Welsh poet. Quoted in John Malcolm Brinnin, Dylan Thomas in America, ch. 1 (1956).
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  • Dylan Thomas (5/6/2018 3:48:00 PM)

    FUNNY..I make poems to.

  • Michael Cooper (4/15/2018 3:33:00 AM)

    A poetic wonder who passed away too young.

  • Vivi Kahei (4/8/2018 7:20:00 AM)

    yo screw this poem i had to spend 2 months reviewing it for a class i didn't even want to take

  • Joy umaru (2/19/2018 8:23:00 AM)

    Add a commen my hear is smilin

  • oscar (2/2/2018 1:15:00 PM)

    i love this omg yes

  • psssionata (1/10/2018 10:27:00 AM)

    inspiring. how does one gain such delicate yet cutting edge use of words in one lifetime.

  • tanu yadav ???? (1/3/2018 9:44:00 AM)

    Amazing yr......😮😮😮

  • Vickie Davies (12/24/2017 12:27:00 PM)

    Typo, There won't be there in beg.section of poem.

  • Marianne Callies (12/6/2017 12:48:00 PM)

    If he were living during the Golden Age of Greece. He would have been immortalized with his own statue! Ethereal tease! !

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Best Poem of Dylan Thomas

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

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