Tomorrow is #DylanDay (see here), so I wanted to post some photographs linked to the poet whose hometown of Swansea was also my home for two decades. The water fountain in Cwmdonkin Park in the picture above had a chained cup in the days of Dylan's childhood.
The park is a riot of colour in spring when the tulips are in flower and the ornamental cherry trees are in bloom.
Italian poet and Dylan Thomas aficionado, Lidia Chiarelli, charter member and co-ordinator of the Immagine e Poesia movement, has been busy assembling and curating a website of international writing and visual art to mark the day.
I am delighted to have my poem, 'The Gothic Arch', posted on Lidia's website (do scroll down slowly and read the wealth of new contributions, though the easiest way to find my poem may be to scroll to the bottom here and then move the cursor up the page a little). My poem, as you will see, was written in response to a few words from one of Dylan's poems.
The site also contains articles, such as one by Peter Thabit Jones on 'Dylan Thomas and Greenwich Village, New York', in which he ponders some of the fascinating 'what ifs' in relation to Dylan's short but extraordinary literary life.
Do click over to the site and explore some of the features.
Thank you, Lidia, grazie mille.
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6 VISUAL POEMS
8 ARTWORKS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM "CIRCOLO DEGLI ARTISTI" - TORINO
5 INSTALLATIONS (PHOTO SHARE)
6 MUSIC COMPOSITIONS