i am supposed to write a reaction paper to this poem but i dont know what Dylan Thomas was trying to convey in this poem
Light breaks where no sun shines;
Where no sea runs, the waters of the heart
Push in their tides;
And, broken ghosts with glow-worms in their heads,
The things of light
File through the flesh where no flesh decks the bones.
A candle in the thighs
Warms youth and seed and burns the seeds of age;
Where no seed stirs,
The fruit of man unwrinkles in the stars,
Bright as a fig;
Where no wax is, the candle shows its hairs.
Dawn breaks behind the eyes;
From poles of skull and toe the windy blood
Slides like a sea;
Nor fenced, nor staked, the gushers of the sky
Spout to the rod
Divining in a smile the oil of tears.
Night in the sockets rounds,
Like some pitch moon, the limit of the globes;
Day lights the bone;
Where no cold is, the skinning gales unpin
The winterís robes;
The film of spring is hanging from the lids.
Light breaks on secret lots,
On tips of thought where thoughts smell in the rain;
When logics dies,
The secret of the soil grows through the eye,
And blood jumps in the sun;
Above the waste allotments the dawn halts
Normally I think people exaggerate when they say it's all sex and it's just that they have a dirty mind. Now I know I have a nice clean mind and I think this one is all sex.
What else can he mean by A candle in the thighs and Where no wax is, the candle shows its hairs.?
poles of skull and toe are like the north and south poles of the earth.
I'm sorry if this was your reaction too and you wanted something more "respectable" for your teacher but I can't provide it.
i gathered that much but i need to write a reaction paper and i need help translating this poem i dont understand it at all