Monday, January 13, 2003

Death Of A Poet Comments

Rating: 3.1

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


Ronald Stuart Thomas
Sylva Portoian 26 February 2010

R. S. Thomas: Thee Poet ' In the thin hands, that asked for bread'. Thrived musical phrase that says, “What is a human That lies(lays) till end What thee began. Will end.”

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Steve W 11 June 2008

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.

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Jacqui Thewless 10 February 2008

Can anyone tell me which 'Poet' this poem refers to?

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