Hears, there, this fox light: Dylan Thomas

My boyfriend, because he is an angel and a beautiful cliché, bought me a book of poetry last week. It’s by Dylan Thomas; it’s the collected works, first published 1952.

If you’ve ever read the poem Do not go gentle into that good night, this is the same author. I haven’t even read a quarter of the book yet, and he’s already flown up to take his place in my top 3 poets.

His writing is rich and romantic and dark. It is obtuse at points and utterly vivid at others. Read him slowly.

Read him aloud, too.


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