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And Death Shall Have No Dominion - Poem by Dylan Thomas

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.


Comments about And Death Shall Have No Dominion by Dylan Thomas

  • Rookie - 316 Points Mark Hurlin Shelton (7/26/2017 7:52:00 PM)

    My favourite lines from this poem:

    and tho they go mad they shall be sane
    though they sink through the seas they shall rise again
    and though lovers be lost, love shall not
    and death shall have no dominion.

    LOVE IT. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,985 Points Suresh Raavi (6/23/2017 7:59:00 PM)

    very nice poem. good to read (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 305 Points Axel Durman (4/30/2017 10:16:00 AM)

    I love this Poem for it captures so much emotion. One of my favourites. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Death

  1. 1. Let Me Die A Youngman's Death , Roger McGough
  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
  6. 6. A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, O.. , Dylan Thomas
  7. 7. Nothing But Death , Pablo Neruda
  8. 8. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  9. 9. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  10. 10. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  11. 11. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  12. 12. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  13. 13. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  14. 14. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  15. 15. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  16. 16. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  17. 17. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  18. 18. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  19. 19. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  20. 20. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  21. 21. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  22. 22. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  23. 23. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  24. 24. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  25. 25. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  26. 26. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  27. 27. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  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. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  31. 31. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  32. 32. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  33. 33. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  34. 34. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  35. 35. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  36. 36. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  37. 37. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  38. 38. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  39. 39. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  40. 40. Death , Heinrich Heine
  41. 41. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  42. 42. Death , William Butler Yeats
  43. 43. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  44. 44. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  45. 45. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  46. 46. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  47. 47. The Death Of The Flowers , William Cullen Bryant
  48. 48. A Satirical Elegy On The Death Of A Late.. , Jonathan Swift
  49. 49. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  50. 50. Passing On (Death Death Death Death De.. , Udiah (witness to Yah)
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