She Read To Me - Poem by johannes lewinsky

She read to me Dylan Thomas
A Child's Christmas in Wales

With such ease and relish i realised
This was his genius to speak for a child
And be a child while coining language
of such bibulous & biblical complexity
yet retaining the sincerity and insouciance
of a child as he prattled and his prattle was the prattle
of children everywhere who still remember
it's a game and an adventure and here for the
involving and enjoying and not as we have made it
a Cross to bear and a Sin to be redeemed

and that this is the hallmark
of genius everywhere

Poems by johannes lewinsky

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