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A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London - Poem by Dylan Thomas

Never until the mankind making
Bird beast and flower
Fathering and all humbling darkness
Tells with silence the last light breaking
And the still hour
Is come of the sea tumbling in harness

And I must enter again the round
Zion of the water bead
And the synagogue of the ear of corn
Shall I let pray the shadow of a sound
Or sow my salt seed
In the least valley of sackcloth to mourn

The majesty and burning of the child's death.
I shall not murder
The mankind of her going with a grave truth
Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath
With any further
Elegy of innocence and youth.

Deep with the first dead lies London's daughter,
Robed in the long friends,
The grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother,
Secret by the unmourning water
Of the riding Thames.
After the first death, there is no other.


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  • Rookie Salman khan (12/7/2017 11:53:00 AM)

    please me this elegy stanza summery A refural to mourn the death by fire of a child in london (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Bee Lover (11/1/2017 5:10:00 PM)

    Whenever I get a package of plain M&Ms, I make it my duty to continue the strength and robustness of the candy as a species. To this end, I hold M&M duels. Taking two candies between my thumb and forefinger, I apply pressure, squeezing them together until one of them cracks and splinters. That is the “loser, ” and I eat the inferior one immediately. The winner gets to go another round. I have found that, in general, the brown and red M&Ms are tougher, and the newer blue ones are genetically inferior. I have hypothesized that the blue M&Ms as a race cannot survive long in the intense theater of competition that is the modern candy and snack-food world. Occasionally I will get a mutation, a candy that is misshapen, or pointier, or flatter than the rest. Almost invariably this proves to be a weakness, but on very rare occasions it gives the candy extra strength. In this way, the species continues to adapt to its environment. When I reach the end of the pack, I am left with one M&M, the strongest of the herd. Since it would make no sense to eat this one as well, I pack it neatly in an envelope and send it to M&M Mars, A Division of Mars, Inc., Hackettstown, NJ 17840-1503 U.S.A., along with a 3×5 card reading, “Please use this M&M for breeding purposes.” This week they wrote back to thank me, and sent me a coupon for a free 1/2 pound bag of plain M&Ms. I consider this “grant money.” I have set aside the weekend for a grand tournament. From a field of hundreds, we will discover the True Champion. There can be only one. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,446 Points Naomi Waters (10/25/2017 11:42:00 AM)

    I love this. I can only hope to one day be able to make my poems as smooth as this one is and maybe one day they will sound as beautiful (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

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  2. 2. And Death Shall Have No Dominion , Dylan Thomas
  3. 3. Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  4. 4. Death Is Nothing At All , Henry Scott Holland
  5. 5. Because I Could Not Stop For Death , Emily Dickinson
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  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  9. 9. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  10. 10. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  12. 12. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  13. 13. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  14. 14. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  15. 15. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  16. 16. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  17. 17. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  18. 18. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  19. 19. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  20. 20. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  21. 21. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  22. 22. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  23. 23. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  24. 24. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  25. 25. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  26. 26. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. 27. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  28. 28. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  29. 29. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  30. 30. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  31. 31. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  32. 32. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  33. 33. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  34. 34. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  35. 35. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  36. 36. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  37. 37. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  38. 38. Death , William Butler Yeats
  39. 39. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  40. 40. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  41. 41. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  42. 42. Death , Heinrich Heine
  43. 43. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  44. 44. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  45. 45. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  46. 46. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  47. 47. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  48. 48. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  49. 49. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
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