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Dylan Thomas
Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet. He is regarded by many as one of the 20th Century's most influential poets. Apart from writing poems, Thomas also wrote short stories and scripts for film and radio, with the latter medium, especially, performed by Thomas himself. His public readings, particularly in America, won him great acclaim; his booming, at times ostentatious, voice with a subtle Welsh lilt, became almost as famous as his works. His most famous works include "Under Milk Wood" and "Do not go gentle into that good night", a poem written in 1951 about his dying father. dying Dylan Thomas was born in the front upstairs bedroom at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, situated in the Uplands area of Swansea City, on 27 October 1914. Uplands today, as it was then, is considered one of the more affluent areas of the city, which kept him away from the more industrial side of the city. His father, David John Thomas, was an English master who taught English literature at the local grammar school. His mother, Florence Hannah Thomas ( née Williams), was a seamstress born in Swansea. Thomas also had a sister, Nancy, eight years his senior. Thomas' father brought up both children to speak English only, even though both parents spoke Welsh.

a refusal to mourn the death, by fire, of a child in london
Never until the mankind making
After the first death, there is no other.
the hand that signed the paper
The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
Dou... [read poem]
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