Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse, Laugharne

002” In the mustardseed sun,

By the full tilt river and switchback sea

Where the cormorants scud,

In his house on stilts high among beaks

And palavers of birds

This sandgrain day in the bent bay’s grave

He celebrated and spurns

His driftwood thirty-five wind turned age:

Herons spire and spear.”

from Poem on his birthday (begun October 1949)

Dylan Thomas 1914 – 1953 (published by Dent) 

Copyright Rita Mitchell Studio 1999