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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 I dont get it (3/8/2018 5:50:00 PM)

    I dont get it and my english tea cher wants us to write a whoile essay on it and its just annoying as (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Just found this out (2/18/2018 9:10:00 AM)

    All his other poems seem to be pretty sure of no afterlife but when I read this one, it is all about immortality. So I looked at an analysis which said he wrote this poem when he was still in school on a bet and it was based on some epistles in the Bible. So funny that you cannot know what something is about until you read a backstory. Doesn’t make any difference to me but love when makes more sense to the larger body of work. Love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Wade Lee (2/11/2018 1:22:00 AM)

    I love this.poem. Its emotions are so great. (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 Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  11. 11. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  12. 12. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  13. 13. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  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. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  18. 18. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  19. 19. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  20. 20. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  21. 21. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  22. 22. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  23. 23. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  24. 24. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  25. 25. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  26. 26. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  27. 27. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  28. 28. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  29. 29. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  30. 30. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  31. 31. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  32. 32. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  33. 33. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  34. 34. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  35. 35. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  36. 36. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  37. 37. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  38. 38. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  39. 39. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  40. 40. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  41. 41. Death , Heinrich Heine
  42. 42. Death , William Butler Yeats
  43. 43. Don'T Fear Death , Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok
  44. 44. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  45. 45. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  46. 46. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  47. 47. An Elegy On The Death Of A Mad Dog , Oliver Goldsmith
  48. 48. Death Of A Cockroach , Robert William Service
  49. 49. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  50. 50. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
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