Deaths and Entrances

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First edition (publ. J. M. Dent)

Deaths and Entrances is a volume of poetry by Dylan Thomas, first published in 1946. Many of the poems in this collection dealt with the effects of World War II, which had ended only a year earlier.[1] It became the best-known of his poetry collections.

Some of the poems contained in the volume have become classics, notably Fern Hill.[2] The other poems in the collection are:

  • The conversation of prayers
  • A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London [1]
  • Poem in October
  • This side of the truth
  • To Others than You
  • Love in the Asylum
  • Unluckily for a death
  • The Hunchback in the Park
  • Into her lying down head
  • Paper and sticks
  • Deaths and Entrances
  • A Winter's Tale
  • On a Wedding Anniversary
  • There was a saviour
  • On the Marriage of a Virgin
  • In my craft or sullen art
  • Ceremony After a Fire Raid
  • Once below a time
  • When I woke
  • Among those Killed in the Dawn Raid was a Man aged a Hundred
  • Lie still, sleep becalmed
  • Vision and Prayer
  • Ballad of the Long-legged Bait
  • Holy Spring

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dylan Thomas: Deaths And Entrances". BBC Wales Arts. Last updated 6 November 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Dylan Thomas: Fern Hill". BBC Wales Arts. Last updated 6 November 2008. Retrieved 5 March 2010.