poet Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

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Shall Gods Be Said To Thump The Clouds

Shall gods be said to thump the clouds
When clouds are cursed by thunder,
Be said to weep when weather howls?
Shall rainbows be their tunics' colour?

When it is rain where are the gods?
Shall it be said they sprinkle water
From garden cans, or free the floods?

Shall it be said that, venuswise,
An old god's dugs are pressed and pricked,
The wet night scolds me like a nurse?

It shall be said that gods are stone.
Shall a dropped stone drum on the ground,
Flung gravel chime? Let the stones speak
With tongues that talk all tongues.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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  • Shaun CronickShaun Cronick (4/28/2020 6:14:00 PM)

    It shall be said that gods are stone.
    Brilliant imagination and word play.
    A poet at the peak of his powers and like so many, went before his time.
    Noson da a diolch gymaint Dylan!

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  • Brian JaniBrian Jani (4/26/2014 2:21:00 AM)

    Awesome I like this poem, check mine out

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