A Childs Christmas in Wales & Five Poems by Dylan ThomasFirst recorded in February of 1952, this remastered recording of Dylan Thomas reading his A Childs Christmas in Wales recalls all of the sights, smells, and sounds of a long-ago-Christmas.
Thomass wonderful recollection of this holiday in the seaside town of his youth is captured in this vivid performance. Also included are five other selected poems read by Dylan Thomas, including his well-known Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.
Whether sharing his wistful memory of a holiday spent with people long past, or addressing the perennial problem of our mortality, Thomas gives us great pleasure in our personal and common memories while affirming life with a resounding Yes!
Contents: A Childs Christmas in Wales and five poems: Fern Hill; Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night; In The White Giants Thigh; Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait; Ceremony After a Fire Raid.
Ollie's welsh poem
Welsh And Proud Of It!
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. It was on the afternoon of the Christmas Eve, and I was in Mrs. Prothero's garden, waiting for cats, with her son Jim. It was snowing.
R. S. Thomas Poems
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Add to Read List. Poetry fantasy dragons wales. Brilliant - I know it was for the children, but I loved it, but then I am still a child at heart. Thank you Pat. Yes, I thought this one up on the train coming from Wales, scribbled it in a note book with two or three others and wrote it up many years after - such is the glory of finding old notebooks;o We are all children at heart, Pat, though many are unaware of the fact. Thank you Katie, just one for the kids.
Poem created collectively by children from across Wales was premiered on the main pavilion stage at the Urdd National Eisteddfod yesterday. The Big Poem, created collectively by the children of Wales, was premiered on the main pavilion stage at the Urdd National Eisteddfod yesterday. He said one of his first tasks was to write the poem harnessing the power of social media and technology. Youngsters from all over Wales responded to Aneirin's request for short, four line verses about their part of Wales. The first draft, from verses written by children from 60 different schools from across Wales was 24 pages long. I nearly ran out of printer ink. They range from primary school children to sixth form students.