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    Dylan Thomas - Among Those Killed In The Dawn Raid Was A Man Aged A Hundred

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    Dylan Thomas reads his poem Among Those Killed In The Dawn Raid Was A Man Aged A Hundred

    Among Those Killed In The Dawn Raid Was A Man Aged A Hundred
    by Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

    When the morning was waking over the war
    He put on his clothes and stepped out and he died,
    The locks yawned loose and a blast blew them wide,
    He dropped where he loved on the burst pavement stone
    And the funeral grains of the slaughtered floor.
    Tell his street on its back he stopped a sun
    And the craters of his eyes grew springshots and fire
    When all the keys shot from the locks, and rang.
    Dig no more for the chains of his grey-haired heart.
    The heavenly ambulance drawn by a wound
    Assembling waits for the spade's ring on the cage.
    O keep his bones away from the common cart,
    The morning is flying on the wings of his age
    And a hundred storks perch on the sun's right hand.