My tears are like the quiet drift
Of petals from some magic rose;
An all my grief flows from the rift
Of unremembered snows.

I think, that if I touched the earth,
It would crumble;
It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a dream.

-- Clown in the Moon

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Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914 in Swansea, Wales. His first book of poetry was published in 1934. Besides poetry, Thomas published short stories, film scripts, broadcast stories and wrote the radio play Under Milkwood. He also did a series of lecture tours in the United States. During his fourth of these tours in 1956, Dylan Thomas collapsed in his New York hotel. He passed away on November 9th in St. Vincents hospital, New York City just a few days past his 39th birthday. He was laid to rest in Laugharne, Wales, his grave marked by a simple wooden cross.
  • Adventures in the Skin Trade
  • A Child's Christmas in Wales
  • Collected Poems
  • Collected Stories
  • Doctor and the Devils and Other Scripts
  • Eight Stories
  • On the Air with Dylan Thomas
  • The Poems of Dylan Thomas
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
  • Quite Early One Morning
  • Rebecca's Daughters
  • Under Milkwood, a Play for Voices
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