Hello again one and all. We hope you’ve had a good week, and that the weather has been equally as nice for you as it has been for us.
Today, to wind down the week, we decided to go with this brilliant reading by Tom O’Bedlam of “And Death Shall Have No Dominion”, one of Thomas’s finest, darkest takes on mortality, religion, the forces of nature and the Human experience. Written around the middle of Thomas’s short life, the title pertaining to St Paul’s Epistle to The Romans (6:9), this is Thomas at his finest.
Bearing in mind that it is also a poem at it’s core about immortality, there is something fitting that this poem should still be making an impact and being analysed and recited nearly a century after it’s writing, and half a century after Thomas’s death. It can be said that true immortality comes from adding something to the world for future generations, and nothing fits that bill more than poetry, we feel.