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And Death Shall Have No Dominion – Dylan Thomas

 

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead man naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Though they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.

Dylan Thomas

 

 

 

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To those who have lost loved ones, do not cry. Regina Achie-Nege comes to mind here. My dear sister, life smiles in ways that we wouldn’t notice in the veil that tears cover over us. So, cry but do not empty your life into a full cry. Sheath your sigh. Death has no dominion. Life rules for death bows in its quiet exit that an entrance that leaves amazed. As every moment counts, smile for time would come when it would all make sense. And even if it never does, smile in the knowledge, there’s more than just an empty darkness that our lives and souls depart to.

Aondo’s got our back, every time.

Cheers, S’

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