Poetry Friday: Dylan Thomas

March 13th, 2009

Here is Bill Varner’s poetry selection for this week.

I have been doing a little dilettante reading recently about quantum physics and biology. No, I don’t get a whole lot of it, but it’s fascinating to think about the world beneath our world, and what kind of energy, matter or wave, comprises us all, and what that might mean. Aspects of that appear in this poem from Dylan Thomas which has always been a favorite. I see it a little differently now though after all these years – isn’t that one of the great things about reading?!

The Force That Through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower
By Dylan Thomas

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose

Read the rest of the poem here.

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