poet Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

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A Child's Christmas In Wales

One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.

All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street; and they stop at the rim of the ice-edged fish-freezing waves, and I plunge my hands in the snow and bring out whatever I can find. In goes my hand into that wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays resting at the rim of the carol-singing sea, and out come Mrs. Prothero and the firemen.
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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (12/20/2017 10:05:00 AM)

    This is NOT TOO LONG. But you call this a Short Story about Christmas, A Child's Christmas In Wales - SHORT story by Dylan Thomas. A very interesting read, and it ads a very lot to our general knowledge about the customs of countries. True impressing, my hats off for Dylan Thomas. I am glad to have read this grand piece.

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  • harpi (12/19/2017 6:40:00 PM)

    way to long, if it was shorter it would be better

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  • bob''s bergers (12/19/2017 8:56:00 AM)

    its to long make it shorter bro

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  • Jack Stevens (12/12/2017 8:12:00 AM)

    It is TO LONG FOR DRAMA PROGECT

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  • Why are you asking about private info? (12/11/2017 5:51:00 PM)

    Could you make the poem a bit shorter? Otherwise, it would be perfect for teaching.

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    Tony Bennett(12/12/2017 5:02:00 AM)

    I have a precis - about 1000 words which keeps the essence

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  • Jerry WellsJerry Wells (12/11/2017 3:17:00 PM)

    THIS IS A WONDERFUL STORY FOR ALL KIDS

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  • John Atchley (12/11/2017 2:33:00 PM)

    Sigh, I was going to comment to support Harley White, but this site limits comments to 300 characters. Can't deal with that.

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  • Freya (12/10/2017 11:21:00 AM)

    I still think it's good

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  • Harley WhiteHarley White (12/5/2017 6:26:00 AM)

    A Child's Christmas In Wales is one of my all-time favorite works for the Christmas season by that sublime poets' poet Dylan Thomas. I have a recording of him reciting it, which I normally listen to every year. Thank you for posting this!

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  • xmas poem (12/3/2017 12:02:00 PM)

    improve your writing skill you will be better http: //www.ichristmasday.com thank you

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  • akshay (11/30/2017 2:41:00 PM)

    the worst thing ever. it dosent give me any info, except his life soooooo boring


    improve

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    sweetheart(12/5/2017 6:32:00 AM)

    agreed, it was more like a short story

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  • kaaviyaa (11/29/2017 2:27:00 PM)

    what the hell this thing is like a story and soooo long

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    kawaii(12/11/2017 4:38:00 AM)

    true. I couldn´t finish this thing because it´s way too long. This is not a poem for sure!

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  • alisha (11/27/2017 10:32:00 AM)

    What the heck is this website it's rubbish don't go on the stupid thing

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  • Alan Powdrell (11/23/2017 1:10:00 AM)

    I found this in a little gift shop in Wales in 1975. I fell in love with it then and love it still.

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  • Edgar Allan Poe (11/19/2017 5:25:00 AM)

    Too long and like a story

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  • Orange lover (11/19/2017 5:24:00 AM)

    It's more like a story and far too long for me

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  • Rogelio GuillermoRogelio Guillermo (10/8/2017 10:02:00 AM)

    this is a kind of poem I love reading while taking a break from a long arduous day.

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  • Mcgeorge JeremiahMcgeorge Jeremiah (9/1/2017 12:19:00 PM)

    Nice and inspiring. This is so great

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  • Ash FrostAsh Frost (4/9/2017 12:53:00 PM)

    lovely christmas celebrate with the child

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  • Nick Davies (12/25/2016 7:40:00 PM)

    Extraordinary prose, with language and imagery so evocative one feels one was there, either in a past year or in a numbed consciousness

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