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|Monday 27th November 2006, 13:02||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: South Wales
R S Thomas
For those interested there is a programme about the life of R S Thomas, poet and birdwatcher, called A Rare Bird on BBC2 Wales this evening at 8 o'clock.
The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.
|Tuesday 28th November 2006, 07:12||#2|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: PRESTON, LANCS
Thanks I missed that one sorry. I hope you enjoyed it and a few more Welsh members saw it too.
|Tuesday 28th November 2006, 12:23||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Leicestershire, UK
A Blackbird Singing
It seems wrong that out of this bird,
Black, bold, a suggestion of dark
Places about it, there yet should come
Such rich music, as though the notes'
Ore were changed to a rare metal
At one touch of that bright bill.
You have heard it often, alone at your desk
In a green April, your mind drawn
Away from its work by sweet disturbance
Of the mild evening outside your room.
A slow singer, but loading each phrase
With history's overtones, love, joy
And grief learned by his dark tribe
In other orchards and passed on
Instinctively as they are now,
But fresh always with new tears.
R S Thomas
"...when the cities lie at the monsterís feet there are left the mountains."
Robinson Jeffers, "Shine, Perishing Republic"
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