Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Dylan Thomas Reading "A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London "
What an amazing resource the Poetry Archive is! Here Dylan Thomas introduces his poetry in that high-blown way that was the fashion. At the age of 16 he declared himself to be exceptional. He was, but I wonder how many listeners threw their eyes up to heaven, and turned the dial. In truth, listening to many of today's poets, I wonder how many still do.