And Death Shall Have No Dominion Poem by Dylan Thomas

And Death Shall Have No Dominion

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And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.

And Death Shall Have No Dominion
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jamie Ross 17 March 2012

That should be Although lovers ARE lost. That's bad english and i would suggest you change bthe name of your poem because it sounds slightly silly

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Johnny 10 October 2021

It is correct to use 'be' as it is the subjunctive.

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Finch 07 July 2022

Dylan Thomas died in 1953, mate. He's not going to change it. Not just because he's dead, but also because he's one of the finest poetic voices Wales has ever produced.

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Jamie Ross 17 March 2012

Shouldnt that be Although lovers ARE lost? Thats just bad english and now your poem has a silly name

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Jamie Ross 17 March 2012

Shouldnt that be Although lovers ARE lost? thats just bad english and now your poem has a silly name

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Chinedu Dike 02 August 2022

Powerfully and movingly penned. A work of an intricate mind

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Ramesh T A 02 August 2022

Indeed before love death has no power and domain sure!

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Lisa Flores 29 November 2021

Good.

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Sharwan Benedict 16 November 2021

Such a nice poem

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