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Dylan Thomas biography :

 

Considered one of the best poets of the 20th century, Dylan Thomas was born in 1914 in Swansea, Wales. The farms and coastlines of this childhood home figured prominently in his poetry. He started writing at a very young page; his first recorded poem, “The Song of the Mischievous Dog," was composed when he was just eleven. He also dabbled in short stories (some contained in the collection A Portrait of A Young Artist as a Young Dog), radio plays, scripts, speeches, and essays (including A Child’s Christmas in Wales, a recollection).
His first collection of poetry was published when he was 20 years old, launching a long and prominent literary career. His books were well received, and his style (which used traditional forms of rhyme and meter, and strong, simple words from native English) stood out among the flowery and experimental verses that were characteristic of the early Modern poets. What he rejected in terms of ornamentation, he replaced with intense imagery. In fact, Dylan Thomas “intense” was an adjective often associated with him, even of his readings of his work. Those who heard his voice described him as a “wild Welsh bard”—as one can judge from the surviving recordings.
Dylan Thomas married Caitlin MacNamara in 1937, and had three children. They lived in Laugharne, Wales; his home is now a tourist destination. He died in 1953, at the relatively young age of 39 years old, after a heavy bout of drinking. It was a life, and death, that eerily echoed one of his more famous poems: "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night".

 
   
 

Poems by Dylan Thomas :

A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London

All That I Owe The Fellows Of The Grave

Deaths And Entrances

Love In The Asylum

Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait

On A Wedding Anniversary

Our Eunuch Dreams

Child's Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas

 
 

Books of poetry by Dylan Thomas  :

 

Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas 1934-1952

 

Book Description

Dylan Thomas's poems gambol and frisk across the tongue and imagination like those of few poets I have ever read. His choicely crafted (and often synaesthetic) phrases, his musicality, and his laughingly lilting language are nicely captured by the first two stanzas of Fern Hill--read it aloud for full effect:

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
The night above the dingle starry,
Time let me hail and climb
Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
And honored among wagons I was prince of the apple towns,
And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
Trail with daisies and barley
Down the rivers of the windfall light.

And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
In the sun that is young once only,
Time let me play and be
Golden in the mercy of his means,
And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
And the sabbath rang slowly
In the pebbles of the holy streams...

This collection of his poems contains only those pieces he wished preserved and should be owned by anyone who loves beautifully crafted language.

 
 

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