Dylan Thomas

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

Clown In The Moon - Poem by Dylan Thomas

My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
And all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered skies and snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.

Comments about Clown In The Moon by Dylan Thomas

  • Sharvani Patwari (3/23/2017 1:22:00 AM)

    Lovely poem! One of my favourites. (Report) Reply

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  • Sylva-onyema Uba (2/8/2017 8:44:00 AM)

    It is so sad and beautiful. Well expressed! Sylva. (Report) Reply

  • Christina Simmons (12/10/2016 12:57:00 PM)

    Clown In The Moon:
    Short and sweet as it were: yet I was deeply touched. (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (3/3/2016 1:28:00 PM)

    Highly poetic with strong image and feelings of sadness. (Report) Reply

  • (8/23/2015 5:12:00 AM)

    Subtle sensuous and magical yet brief. A great delight to read. (Report) Reply

  • Melvina Germain (6/12/2015 8:13:00 PM)

    Awww it's so nice to be here again commenting on beautiful poems such as this Dylan. Thank you so much..... (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 1:34:00 AM)

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

  • Sylva Portoian (5/21/2010 4:52:00 AM)

    Clown in The Moon

    This Dylan's poem
    Has the beauty
    Of the water falls
    You want to catch each drop
    brfore it falls-
    You want to reach each word
    As, it belongs to you;
    I 'd like to say deeper than that
    It is you what you sense
    And... yours.
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2009 8:14:00 AM)

    Watching the earth rotate with these things in mind..of grief and sadness...would surely make everything you touch crumble...Nice poem! -sadsmile- (Report) Reply

  • (4/7/2008 5:30:00 AM)

    This may be my favorite poem of all time. It makes no reference to a clown or a moon. And it has such a dramatic feeling in only 8 lines. Astonishing. (Report) Reply

  • john tiong chunghoo (6/2/2006 9:57:00 AM)

    excellent dylan i can relate to this. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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