Dylan Thomas

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

A Child's Christmas In Wales - Poem by Dylan Thomas

One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.

All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs. Prothero and the firemen.
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Comments about A Child's Christmas In Wales by Dylan Thomas

  • (12/12/2018 5:37:00 PM)


    Loved it. Thank You for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/20/2018 7:04:00 PM)


    very long! ! ! ! and about 10000 words (Report) Reply

  • (9/10/2018 2:44:00 PM)


    nice very interesting wow! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2018 1:28:00 PM)


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  • (4/30/2018 1:32:00 PM)


    that is suprisingly long.: 0 (Report) Reply

  • (2/15/2018 12:50:00 AM)


    Too long? If you can't put it on twitter, you dismiss it? Try War and Peace next, you morons.. (Report) Reply

  • Alison Mujati (12/30/2017 8:50:00 AM)


    Is this a poem or short storry..... (Report) Reply

  • Sakalabaktula Sairaj (12/26/2017 2:58:00 AM)


    wow so big one i read it (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2017 9:09:00 AM)


    All the Christmases roll down the hill towards the Welsh-speaking sea, like a snowball growing whiter and bigger and rounder (Memories of Christmas) Dylan Thomas (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2017 4:49:00 PM)


    Get a copy of Dylan Thomas himself reading this poem. It is absolutely magical. (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2017 8:28:00 PM)


    its too long but it was so good to read you can imagine ho great to be in crhistmas. (Report) Reply

    (12/25/2017 11:04:00 AM)

    Dylan Thomas can NEVER be too long. A pleasure to read this again!

  • Sylvia Frances Chan (12/20/2017 10:05:00 AM)


    This is NOT TOO LONG. But you call this a Short Story about Christmas, A Child's Christmas In Wales - SHORT story by Dylan Thomas. A very interesting read, and it ads a very lot to our general knowledge about the customs of countries. True impressing, my hats off for Dylan Thomas. I am glad to have read this grand piece. (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2017 6:40:00 PM)


    way to long, if it was shorter it would be better (Report) Reply

  • (12/19/2017 8:56:00 AM)


    its to long make it shorter bro (Report) Reply

  • (12/12/2017 8:12:00 AM)


    It is TO LONG FOR DRAMA PROGECT (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2017 5:51:00 PM)


    Could you make the poem a bit shorter? Otherwise, it would be perfect for teaching. (Report) Reply

    (12/12/2017 5:02:00 AM)

    I have a precis - about 1000 words which keeps the essence

  • Jerry Wells (12/11/2017 3:17:00 PM)


    THIS IS A WONDERFUL STORY FOR ALL KIDS (Report) Reply

  • (12/11/2017 2:33:00 PM)


    Sigh, I was going to comment to support Harley White, but this site limits comments to 300 characters. Can't deal with that. (Report) Reply

  • (12/10/2017 11:21:00 AM)


    I still think it's good (Report) Reply

  • Harley White (12/5/2017 6:26:00 AM)


    A Child's Christmas In Wales is one of my all-time favorite works for the Christmas season by that sublime poets' poet Dylan Thomas. I have a recording of him reciting it, which I normally listen to every year. Thank you for posting this! (Report) Reply



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