A Grief Ago Poem by Dylan Thomas

A Grief Ago

Rating: 3.1

A grief ago,
She who was who I hold, the fats and the flower,
Or, water-lammed, from the scythe-sided thorn,
Hell wind and sea,
A stem cementing, wrestled up the tower,
Rose maid and male,
Or, master venus, through the paddler's bowl
Sailed up the sun;

Who is my grief,
A chrysalis unwrinkling on the iron,
Wrenched by my fingerman, the leaden bud
Shot through the leaf,
Was who was folded on the rod the aaron
Road east to plague,
The horn and ball of water on the frog
Housed in the side.

And she who lies,
Like exodus a chapter from the garden,
Brand of the lily's anger on her ring,
Tugged through the days
Her ropes of heritage, the wars of pardon,
On field and sand
The twelve triangles of the cherub wind
Engraving going.

Who then is she,
She holding me? The people's sea drives on her,
Drives out the father from the caesared camp;
The dens of shape
Shape all her whelps with the long voice of water,
That she I have,
The country-handed grave boxed into love,
Rise before dark.

The night is near,
A nitric shape that leaps her, time and acid;
I tell her this: before the suncock cast
Her bone to fire,
Let her inhale her dead, through seed and solid
Draw in their seas,
So cross her hand with their grave gipsy eyes,
And close her fist.

Brian Jani 26 April 2014

Awesome I like this poem, check mine oit

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A very good poem and recited.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 11 April 2022

A heavy thought-provoking poem, I believe this poem was written when he was already seriously ill, he died at a very young age of severe bronchitis (39 years) in NY, when he flew to NY to attend a poetry gathering, he was already seriously ill. 5 stars Topscore for this precious poem.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 01 April 2021

CONGRATULATIIONS being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day by Poem Hunter. and Team, how happiest is this honoured choice. Congrats to the family of the Great Dylan Thomas

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Shaun Cronick 28 April 2020

Noson dda a diolch gymaint dear Dylan.

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Dani Fields 24 March 2018

Love love insanely much

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Walterrean Salley 29 November 2016

Clear imagery. Makes one think.

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Dylan Thomas

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