Richard Burton Poems
- Black Sheep From their folded mates they wander far, ...
- Across The Fields To Anne How often in the summer-tide, His...
- Of Those Who Walk Alone Women there are on earth, most sweet ...
- Human Weighed down by grief, o'erborne by deep despair, She ...
- Here Lies Pierrot The moon's ashine; by many a lane Walk ...
- The Song Of The Unsuccessful We are the toilers from whom God...
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Richard Burton is now my epitaph, my cross, my title, my image. I have achieved a kind of diabolical fame. It has nothing to do with my talents as an actor. That counts for little now. I am the diabol...Richard Burton (1925-1984), British stage and screen actor. Interview, 1963, ch. 21, quoted in Ruth Waterbury, Elizabeth Taylor (1964).
''When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk.''Richard Burton (1925-1984), British stage and screen actor. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, Halliwell's Filmgoer's Companion (1984).
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From their folded mates they wander far,
Their ways seem harsh and wild;
They follow the beck of a baleful star,
Their paths are dream-beguiled.
Yet haply they sought but a wider range,
Some loftier mountain-slope,
And little recked of the country strange
Beyond the gates of hope.
And haply a bell with a luring call
Summoned their feet to tread
Midst the cruel rocks, where the deep pitfall
And the lurking snare are spread. ...