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Lovers may die
Posted by: Denver dad (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: April 29, 2004 06:52PM

Help! My son is getting married next week and I would like to recite part of a poem that I cannot recall. Somewhere near the end of the poem it states something to the effect

lovers may die
but love shall never

(and then something about death being in it's dominion)

Can anyone help me out? I would be very grateful for any assistance.

Re: Lovers may die
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: April 30, 2004 12:18AM

It's from the first stanza of a poem by Dylan Thomas:

And Death Shall Have No Dominion
by: Dylan Thomas

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan't crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.


Post Edited (04-29-04 23:35)

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