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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.


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  • Rookie Donald Trump (6/16/2018 1:39:00 AM)

    Sad Very sad (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Pranjal (6/11/2018 3:41:00 AM)

    Very very touching poem.........really fantastic.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie James (6/9/2018 12:05:00 PM)

    Maybe understanding comes from having somebody who was close to us die. I don't know.
    Maybe the only way to truly understand it comes at a cost that is too high.
    Most of us will pay that price before we are old enough to face death.
    All I know is that, whenever I read this now, it makes perfect sense.
    And as vivid as the images that are in it might be, maybe it's one of the few ways that we can really understand that death has no cominion. (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. A Poet's Death Is His Life Iv , Khalil Gibran
  9. 9. A Dream Of Death , William Butler Yeats
  10. 10. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  11. 11. Death Wants More Death , Charles Bukowski
  12. 12. An Irish Airman Forsees His Death , William Butler Yeats
  13. 13. The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner , Randall Jarrell
  14. 14. A City's Death By Fire , Derek Walcott
  15. 15. A Death Blow Is A Life Blow To Some , Emily Dickinson
  16. 16. Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  17. 17. Death Xxvii , Khalil Gibran
  18. 18. The Beauty Of Death Xiv , Khalil Gibran
  19. 19. After Death , Sara Teasdale
  20. 20. The Death Of Joy Gardner , Benjamin Zephaniah
  21. 21. I Have A Rendezvous With Death , Alan Seeger
  22. 22. A Funeral Poem On The Death Of C. E. An .. , Phillis Wheatley
  23. 23. Death Leaves Us Homesick, Who Behind , Emily Dickinson
  24. 24. Holy Sonnet X: Death Be Not Proud , John Donne
  25. 25. Gacela Of The Dark Death , Federico García Lorca
  26. 26. First Death In Nova Scotia , Elizabeth Bishop
  27. 27. The Death Of The Hired Man , Robert Frost
  28. 28. On The Death Of A Young Lady Of Five Yea.. , Phillis Wheatley
  29. 29. A Ballad Of Death , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  30. 30. Go Down, Death , James Weldon Johnson
  31. 31. A Thought For A Lonely Death-Bed , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  32. 32. Death Fugue , Paul Celan
  33. 33. On The Death Of Anne Brontë , Charlotte Brontë
  34. 34. Death &Amp; Fame , Allen Ginsberg
  35. 35. For The Anniversary Of My Death , William Stanley Merwin
  36. 36. On Death , Anne Killigrew
  37. 37. On The Death Of That Most Excellent Lady, , Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
  38. 38. Love &Amp; Fame &Amp; Death , Charles Bukowski
  39. 39. Death , Heinrich Heine
  40. 40. A Death-Bed , Rudyard Kipling
  41. 41. Death , William Butler Yeats
  42. 42. If Death Is Kind , Sara Teasdale
  43. 43. On Hearing Of A Death , Rainer Maria Rilke
  44. 44. As At Thy Portals Also Death , Walt Whitman
  45. 45. An Elegy On The Death Of Kenneth Patchen , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  46. 46. Absence Disembodies—so Does Death , Emily Dickinson
  47. 47. All But Death, Can Be Adjusted , Emily Dickinson
  48. 48. On The Death Of Rev. Mr. George Whitefield , Phillis Wheatley
  49. 49. Fugue Of Death , Paul Celan
  50. 50. Ode On The Death Of A Favourite Cat Drow.. , Thomas Gray
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