Friday, January 3, 2003

Especially When The October Wind Comments

Rating: 3.3
Especially when the October wind
With frosty fingers punishes my hair,
Caught by the crabbing sun I walk on fire
And cast a shadow crab upon the land,

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Horatio.James 10 May 2020
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Shaun Cronick 15 January 2020
Dylan wrote this poem at his Boathouse in Laugharne. It is owned by Carmarthenshire County Council and serves as a museum. There is a bust of Dylan once owned by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. And the road on which it stands was originally called Cliff Road, but renamed to Dylan's Walk. Dylan ti godi'n hysbryd.
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Dominic Windram 15 January 2021
Thanks for this information Shaun. I love this poem in all of its surreal majesty!
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Anonymous 08 December 2019
! This poem is outstanding! The plethora of figurative language captured my heart! You should be extremely proud of this masterpiece!
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Henry Tong 30 January 2018
Lyric ballad! I like the style!
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Henry James 04 September 2016
So much a Welsh poet; though his poems were written in English, to me they cry to be read by a Welshman (who is not Richard Burton with his dramatic inclinations) . I was drawn to the poems of Dylan Thomas for several reasons but one I cannot ignore nor would want to is his use of language in some unorthodox ways and the bringing of poetry to ordinary things by breaking the common cliches in half and sliding them into a different order (the man in the wind and the west moon) . This poem almost begins halfway into a thought without a clue as to its beginning and paints pictures of things, some of which I recall from my own experiences (with fists of turnips punishes the land) . Perhaps a person must be Welsh, or close to Welsh, to do this in such a way that it draws the eye but is only truly fulfilled by being spoken.
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Carolyn Hanshaw 16 February 2016
This poem goes deeper than the exprecion of words it flows with grace for it is truely one of many master pieces.
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John Petree 29 November 2015
An outstandingly beautiful and clever poem that as a poet myself (I don't put much of my stuff on here,) I would be honored to have written something so deep.
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Fabrizio Frosini 13 November 2015
''Especially when the October wind With frosty fingers punishes my hair, '' - - (IN ITALIAN :) Specialmente quando il vento d'ottobre Con dita gelide mi castiga i capelli, .. beautiful opening.. really enchanting..
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Oduro Bright Amoh 24 October 2015
This poem has very beautiful imagery. I love it
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Edward Kofi Louis 24 October 2015
Nice work with the muse of the wind.
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* Sunprincess * 24 October 2015
......extraordinary with wonderful imagery of autumn ?
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Panmelys Panmelys 24 October 2015
O there is so much behind those dark-vowelled cry of birds, Dylan a child of nature, knew how to melt and mold himself into nature's very soul and spirit. This poem knows of his coming fury with what he has to perform on stages of America's adulation, knows the wreck of his tortured body, and understands the heart's call upon that windy hill of Wales, was sounding its death toll in the dark-vowelled cry of the birds. Another great poem by a truly great poet. Panmelys Panmelys
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Brian Jani 26 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine oit
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Brian Jani 26 April 2014
Awesome I like this poem, check mine oit
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Silenus Helper 24 July 2008
He takes me everywhere, to hidden daydreams, magical, interconnected somehow to my spirit. I love it.
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Sean Godley 03 July 2006
Brilliant poem - surreal, strange, thought-provoking, innovative - Thomas to the the core.
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