Handwritten copy of Dylan Thomas poem "And death shall have no dominion"

Item

Title

Handwritten copy of Dylan Thomas poem "And death shall have no dominion"

Description

Lucy was fond of this poem and copied it out many times. Note that her transcription omits parts of the original poem.

Creator

Lucy Russell

Date

ca. 1960-1975

Source

Lucy Russell fonds, Box 7, File 2

Transcription

And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion
Dead men naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind & the west moon
When their bones are picked clean
& the clean bones gone
They shall have stars at elbow & foot
And death shall have no dominion.

& 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;
Break all ends up; they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.