Ronald Stuart Thomas

(1913 - 2000 / Cardiff / Wales)

Ronald Stuart Thomas Poems

1. The Absence 9/16/2015
2. Forest Dwellers 2/11/2016
3. The Bright Field 2/29/2016
4. A Marriage 2/3/2015
5. The Dance 12/25/2014
6. Thirteen Blackbirds Looking At A Man 1/3/2003
7. The Woman 1/13/2003
8. The Old Language 1/3/2003
9. The Village 1/13/2003
10. The Dark Well 1/3/2003
11. Sorry 1/13/2003
12. The Ancients Of The World 1/3/2003
13. Album 1/13/2003
14. Taliesin 1/3/2003
15. Welsh History 1/3/2003
16. The Way Of It 1/3/2003
17. Poetry For Supper 1/13/2003
18. Ruins 1/3/2003
19. Evans 1/13/2003
20. Good 1/3/2003
21. An Old Man 1/13/2003
22. Welsh Landscape 1/13/2003
23. Night And Morning 1/3/2003
24. A Welshman To Any Tourist 1/3/2003
25. Praise 1/3/2003
26. Chapel Deacon 1/13/2003
27. On The Farm 1/13/2003
28. A Welsh Testament 1/13/2003
29. A Peasant 1/13/2003
30. The Cat And The Sea 1/3/2003
31. Here 1/3/2003
32. Pisces 1/3/2003
33. Death Of A Poet 1/13/2003
34. A Blackbird Singing 1/13/2003
35. Children's Song 1/13/2003
36. Ninetieth Birthday 1/13/2003
37. A Day In Autumn 3/21/2004
Best Poem of Ronald Stuart Thomas

A Day In Autumn

It will not always be like this,
The air windless, a few last
Leaves adding their decoration
To the trees’ shoulders, braiding the cuffs
Of the boughs with gold; a bird preening

In the lawn’s mirror. Having looked up
From the day’s chores, pause a minute,
Let the mind take its photograph
Of the bright scene, something to wear
Against the heart in the long cold.

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Poetry For Supper

'Listen, now, verse should be as natural
As the small tuber that feeds on muck
And grows slowly from obtuse soil
To the white flower of immortal beauty.'

'Natural, hell! What was it Chaucer
Said once about the long toil
That goes like blood to the poem's making?
Leave it to nature and the verse sprawls,

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