The Best Dylan Thomas Poems Everyone Should Read

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

Dylan Thomas was a fascinating man and poet, and his poetry remains much-loved and widely read around the world. But which are his very best poems? In this post, we’ve endeavoured to choose Dylan Thomas’s seven finest poems which we think everyone should read.

Some critics have dismissed Thomas’s poetry as the triumph of sound over sense (a charge levelled at an earlier poet like Swinburne), but in fact Thomas’s poetry is charged with meaning, albeit of an often elusive sort.

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