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to be read, by request,
at the foot of a fire.


in between drinks, at his cwmdonkin home,

dylan thomas means to complete his
light breaks where no sun shines
but in a flamboyantly theatrical moment, he sings,
as the pleasure bird whistles a welsh tune,
not of broken ghosts nor skinning gales,
this legend of pubs and posey cries out to nessa,
the dark beauty who haunts his sweet hell:

i am “man of my flesh, the jawbone riven.
know now the flesh’s lock and vice,
and the cage for the scythe-eyed raven,
know, o my bone, the jointed lever,
fear not the screws that turn the voice,
and the face of the driven lover.”

i “learnt man’s tongue,” he cries,
“to twist the shapes of thoughts into
the stony idiom of the brain.”
i learnt, he whispers, to cast out your black fears,
that you might hear symphonies
in your prayers.

come, nessa,
let us “go gentle into that good night.”
 

 

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Reviewed by D Johnson
This one thing is true...your words in prose and poetry are solely missed here at AD.
Cheers and wishing you well.
Dan
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre
Great job Gene! Me likes! A lot!
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
Only you, Gene, could have written this. Simply lovely.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
To comment on this is almost like an intrusion into others' relations so I'll stay clear and just say what a wonderful read it is, beautifully conceived and elegantly expressed.
John
Reviewed by blue soplain
**NO, you didnt!!!!
im gonna put this one in my pocket for personal reasons. .. .
i dont know which is more fantastical; my name in the same contextual fore[shadowing]play next to dylan's, or the fact you recalled me saying soemthign along the lines of knowing mr. thomas and firelight. .. .
gawds. .. .
im warm all over.
'though lovers be lost, love shall not.
and death shall have no dominion'
mm mm m mm...i can almost taste the warmth on vicarious tongues. ..
dripping all that waxy poetica. ..
someone please, put another log on this fire: i cant get up to do so. ..
*hugs*
if only.. .
*sigh*
ness
Reviewed by John Leko
...embers of excellence...spark the soul of one...and many...this fine poetry you share with us...says something more.
wonderful Gene...
John
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
This is utterly superb, Gene, I loved the flow and imagery..
Awesome work,
Peace, love, and light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Perfect and touching as I can imagine the flickers from the fire and hear this being read softly. Thank you for sharing Gene.

Newfie hugs, ROse
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Beautiful tribute to our Nessa - exquisitely imaged verse.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Unique and intriguing Gene.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
Beautiful Morning To You Gene :)
ahhh...."he whispers, to cast out your black fears,
that you might hear symphonies
in your prayers."
This Is Lovely, your words sooth the Soul with Love
Much Love & Inspiration To You Always
Embraced ~ Embrassť
Vickie
Reviewed by Ted Bossis
jointed gentle giants shinning through .~. Ted
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
I could see and hear the roaring fire in the fireplace as a backdrop to such heartfelt words....

Be always safe,
Karen

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