It flows so.
I still don’t fully understand this poem. I can’t offer an interpretation except I know for sure that this poem is about fighting death. Understanding this makes me wonder about the importance of being able to understand something entirely in order to appreciate it.
Words and Phrases I still don’t get:
“…their words had forked no lightning…”
“Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay”
I was reading about Dylan Thomas some weeks ago. I read that he fell in love with poetry because of the way the words sounded when they were read to him as a child. It was only later on when he understood their meanings. Wikipedia on This
It makes me think about how the presentation is as important as the message itself…which makes me think of Katherine Hayles’s Writing Machines and Espen Aarseth’s Cybertext.
Fun fact: Bob Dylan was influenced by Dylan Thomas’s poetry so much that he had changed his name from Robert Allen Zimmerman to Bob Dylan.
I was reminded about these thoughts because of this blog entry I read a few minutes ago: Words in Motion