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the sons of flint and pitch

remember me
as i want to be remembered--
fallen down with the knee-tide
over my forelock, drowned in little water,
but mostly as a man
not afraid to die:

remember me my children
if you have ever remembered
wave or
tenor, if your voices have sung for me though you did not know
you sang for me:

remember, we struck a spark!
for such brittle foolish longing is not
what wets our torches or deadens our wood
but show me a good man, raise him up high on a pedestal,

and I will show you
something worth burning out for.
A poem for Dylan Thomas, whose poetry and reading voice I love. (PSST, IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE HIM TALKING IN THE POEM). 'The sons of flint and pitch' is a line from-- I See The Boys of Summer, I think. A Thomas poem, anyway.

Have I mentioned I love Dylan Thomas?
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Given 2011-03-12
The anonymous suggester says the sons of flint and pitch by ~surrealestate is "a fine tribute to a fine poet." ( Featured by GwenavhyeurAnastasia )
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SteamShark Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, you didn't.
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AwesomeFox888 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
...and then Twitter was all like: FREEBIRD!
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SteamShark Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
...so she was all like "Oh no you didn't". So we killed her. tHE end.
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AwesomeFox888 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
River Tam kicks everyone's ass. Summer Glau still has trouble getting recognition for being...an actress? ~Dying Albatross (Phoenix Chicks!)
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Barwickian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
This is superb. Tight writing and rich, rich imagery. I can hear Thomas reading it, too.

Congrats on the DD.
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AwesomeFox888 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
May I have permissions to use the is a forward in a graphic novel I am writing? Thanks!
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Rumblephil Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student Writer
i like it
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saachasm Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
I love Dylan Thomas, his work is my favourite by far and you really captured his style well! Bravo and congrats on DD!
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Ionait Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Gorgeous

My favourite part:

but mostly as a man
not afraid to die:
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hedgehogfairy Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this
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skittleflink Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
(bob dylan took his name from dylan thomas!)
This is wonderful.
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Solarune Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011   Writer
I don't know of Dylan Thomas, but this is beautiful. I love your imagery, it's very comforting and at the same time, worldly. Congrats on the DD! :heart:
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Dmitry-TheWriter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know what it is about this piece, but I really like it. It's written really professionally, very compelling form.
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gigglee123 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
never heard of the guy, but if he can inspire someone to produce this then he must be good.
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TOSHiiRO Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Brillant, brillant word placement/choices. Very inspirational! I can't quite put it into words. . .

Truly a free verse to remember! :love:
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Lit-Twitter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Chirp, congrats on the DD, it's been twittered. [link] :)
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Pluia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
oh, goodness. i passionately adore the last two lines. i'm sorry, i'm going to have to fav this one too.
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