June 7 Dylan Thomas

At once more modern, published actually in 1952, and with the immediacy of a child’s joyful exhilaration in a rural setting, imaginatively realised, is Dylan Thomas’s “Fern Hill”, a striking evocation of the freshness and wonder of a child’s vision of his earthly paradise:

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green

This poem is still protected by copyright.

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