(Dylan Marlais Thomas, born 27 October 1914)
We summoned Dylan Thomas’s spirit;
He was more than a little bit drunk, we all could hear it.
But we were charmed he had chosen to honor us
And even inebriated, his voice was still quite sonorous.
Image: seance (19c.), provenance unknown. I believe this image to be out of copyright from sheer age.
Dylan Thomas was, of course, legendary for his public and recorded readings of his own and others’ verse; also for being a hardliving blackout drunk and dying of it. Or anyway dying.
And for completeness, I will point out that his “Poem in October” contains the line
There could I marvel
Away but the weather turned around.