Monday, October 03, 2022

Dylan Thomas, his writing shed, and October

Dylan Thomas mentions his writing shed/garage (here depicted by James Oses in my recent book Rooms of Their Own) various times in his work. "My study, atelier, or bard's bothy, roasts on a cliff-top," he called it in a letter to his friend Hector MacIver and it features dramatically in his ‘Poem On His Birthday’ to mark his 35th which starts “In his house on stilts high among beaks/And palavers of birds” and goes on to describe the author as “the rhymer in the long tongued room”.


He also mentions it in his poem Especially When The October Wind, describing it as his "tower of words".You can read it at but why not listen to the great man giving it his best shot in the video below.

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