Dylan Thomas

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

This Bread I Break - Poem by Dylan Thomas

This bread I break was once the oat,
This wine upon a foreign tree
Plunged in its fruit;
Man in the day or wine at night
Laid the crops low, broke the grape's joy.

Once in this time wine the summer blood
Knocked in the flesh that decked the vine,
Once in this bread
The oat was merry in the wind;
Man broke the sun, pulled the wind down.

This flesh you break, this blood you let
Make desolation in the vein,
Were oat and grape
Born of the sensual root and sap;
My wine you drink, my bread you snap.


Comments about This Bread I Break by Dylan Thomas

  • (3/13/2017 8:32:00 AM)

    Line 6 appears to we incorrectly worded. It should be Once in this wine the summer blood (Report)Reply

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  • (4/10/2016 8:48:00 AM)

    Verse 2 line 1, CORRECTED, reads: Once in this wine the summer blood. The word time is extraneous, and does NOT appear in Collected Poems. (Report)Reply

    Fabrizio Frosini(7/31/2016 7:51:00 AM)

    - good note. Thank you Michael

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  • Brian Jani (4/26/2014 2:36:00 AM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010



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