Dylan Thomas

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

A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London - Poem by Dylan Thomas

Never until the mankind making
Bird beast and flower
Fathering and all humbling darkness
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Form: Elegy


Comments about A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London by Dylan Thomas

  • (12/7/2017 11:53:00 AM)


    please me this elegy stanza summery A refural to mourn the death by fire of a child in london (Report) Reply

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  • (11/1/2017 5:10:00 PM)


    Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels. Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the “loser, ” and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round. I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world. Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment. When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.” This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this “grant money.” I have set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we will discover the True Champion. There can be only one. (Report) Reply

  • Naomi Waters (10/25/2017 11:42:00 AM)


    I love this. I can only hope to one day be able to make my poems as smooth as this one is and maybe one day they will sound as beautiful (Report) Reply

  • Suresh Raavi (6/23/2017 7:50:00 PM)


    very nice poem. Beautiful piece (Report) Reply

  • Chinedu Dike (1/24/2017 8:32:00 AM)


    Beautiful piece of poetry elegantly brought forth in good diction with conviction. Thanks for sharing Dylan. (Report) Reply

  • (11/29/2016 4:58:00 PM)


    Elegy of innocence and youth.

    _______________________________
    Some things are hard to understand, but still, life drudges on.
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  • Susan Williams (12/23/2015 2:51:00 PM)


    He has the courage to write what might not be palatable to some but look how he masters the art of writing: Shall I let pray the shadow of a sound
    Or sow my salt seed
    In the least valley of sackcloth to mourn
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  • Thabani Khumalo (6/16/2015 9:12:00 AM)


    I have a vision to write like this, only if god would bless me enough to.af (Report) Reply

  • (7/5/2014 11:00:00 PM)


    I shall not murder.... what a beautiful message in the poem that gives such good feeling..... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 1:20:00 AM)


    Awesome I like this poem, check mine oit (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2013 4:27:00 PM)


    Tough to Memorize and break down for class I loved it though (Report) Reply

  • (2/21/2009 11:27:00 AM)


    challengiing to upcoming poet (Report) Reply

    Souren Mondal (2/2/2016 12:23:00 PM)

    It would probably be challenging to even many mature poets too...



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