1914 – 1953) Poet. Best known works include 'Under Milk Wood' and 'Do not go gentle into that good night'
"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 …"
"...where no sea runs, the waters of the heart push in their tides"
"...with frosty fingers punishes my hair, caught by the crabbing sun I walk on fire"
New York Times Best Illustrated Books Award
1940. Short story collection
1955. It comprises three short stories which were initially intended to be the opening chapters of a novel, and 20 short stories produced early in Thomas' career. Published posthumously.
Nashville Symphony, Leonard Slatkin; Naxos, 2008
Small fishing village on the coast of Wales, from "Under Milk Wood", 1954
Wooded hills above Llareggub in "Under Milk Wood"
Portrayed by Matthew Rhys
"...though they sink through the sea they shall rise again...."