Laid now on his smooth bed
For the last time, watching dully
Through heavy eyelids the day's colour
Widow the sky, what can he say
R. S. Thomas: Thee Poet
' In the thin hands,
that asked for bread'.
Thrived musical phrase
“What is a human
That lies(lays) till end
What thee began.
I think he is referring to himself and 'everypoet'. He's aware that people expect answers from poets that they are unable to offer. Thomas was an understated man. I'm not sure if disillusioned is the right word, but he existed in the same postcode. Bleak, jaded or realistic? I enjoy a few of his poems very much.
Can anyone tell me which 'Poet' this poem refers to?
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