These were the woods the river and sea                  Where a boy            In the listeningSummertime of the dead whispered the truth of his joy   To the trees and the stones and the fish in the tide. —Dylan Thomas, “Poem in October”, Poetry, February 1945
Pictured above, the Browns Hotel in Laugharne, south Wales, one of Thomas’s favorite watering holes. From the Financial Times:
Thomas’s “Poem in October” recounts a walk up Sir John’s hill undertaken on the day he turned 30. [Local farmer Bob] Stevens has installed a series of benches at key points along the two-mile trail, and inscribed each with lines from the poem that reflect the views. If you complete the walk on your own birthday, and present your driving licence at various local pubs and cafés, you can claim a free birthday pint and meal.

These were the woods the river and sea
                  Where a boy
            In the listening
Summertime of the dead whispered the truth of his joy  
To the trees and the stones and the fish in the tide.

—Dylan Thomas, “Poem in October”, Poetry, February 1945


Pictured above, the Browns Hotel in Laugharne, south Wales, one of Thomas’s favorite watering holes. From the Financial Times:

Thomas’s “Poem in October” recounts a walk up Sir John’s hill undertaken on the day he turned 30. [Local farmer Bob] Stevens has installed a series of benches at key points along the two-mile trail, and inscribed each with lines from the poem that reflect the views. If you complete the walk on your own birthday, and present your driving licence at various local pubs and cafés, you can claim a free birthday pint and meal.

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