Dylan Thomas

Literary Birthday – 27 October – Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas was born 27 October 1914, and died 9 November 1953.

Three Quotes On Writing

  1. A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone’s knowledge of himself and the world around him.
  2. Don’t be too harsh to these poems until they’re typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction.
  3. Go on thinking that you don’t need to be read and you’ll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need to read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won’t feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party.


  1. Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
  2. Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.
  3. Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me.

Dylan Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer. He is the author of Under Milk Wood and Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Dog.

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by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 27th October 2012