Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet. He is regarded by many as one of the 20th century's most influential poets.In addition to poetry, Thomas also wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, with the latter frequently performed by Thomas himself.
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When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Somebody's boring me. I think it's me.
I think, that if I touched the earth, it would crumble; It is so sad and beautiful, so tremulously like a dream.
Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.
Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.
Great is the hand that holds dominion over man by a scribbled name.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
My education was the liberty I had to read indiscriminately and all the time, with my eyes hanging out.
The function of posterity is to look after itself.
One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.
Life always offers you a second chance. is called tomorrow.
An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.
To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea.
One Christmas was so much like another,.
..that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twleve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.
The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps.
.. so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in.
A good poem is a contribution to reality.
The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.
If you want a definition of poetry, say: Poetry is what makes me laugh or cry or yawn, what makes my toenails twinkle, what makes me want to do this or that or nothing and let it go at that.
We can catch buses and count our change and cross the roads and talk real sentences. But our innocence goes awfully deep, and our discreditable secret is that we don't know anything at all, and our horrid inner secret is that we don't care that we don't.
What I like to do is treat words as a craftsman does his wood or stone or what-have-you, to hew, carve, mold, coil, polish, and plane them into patterns, sequences, sculptures, fugues of sound expressing some lyrical impulse, some spiritual doubt or conviction, some dimly realized truth I must try to reach and realize.
Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase.
I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity.
I've just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record.
Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night.
Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed.
I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.
To begin at the beginning: It is a spring moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black.
And time cast forth my mortal creature To drift or drown upon the seas Acquainted with the salt adventure Of tides that never touch the shores. - I who was rich was made the richer By sipping at the the vine of days.
The best poem is that whose worked-upon unmagical passages come closest, in texture and intensity, to those moments of magical accident.
Dylan talked copiously, then stopped. 'Somebody's boring me,' he said, 'I think it's me.'
You can tear a poem apart to see what makes it tick.
.. You're back with the mystery of having been moved by words. The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps... so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in.
Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party.
The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.
Though lovers be lost love shall not.
These poems, with all their crudities, doubts, and confusions, are written for the love of Man and in praise of God, and I'd be a damn' fool if they weren't.
Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Cold beer is bottled God.
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower.
Drives my green age that blasts the roots of trees is my destroyer.