The Night above the Dingle Starry - Dylan Thomas postcard

The Night above the Dingle Starry - Dylan Thomas postcard


Shipping to United States: $5.31

This is one of my Dylan Thomas (Welsh poet and playwright) ceramic postcards. This quote is from the poem 'Fern Hill'.

♥ HOW IT'S MADE: I individually press each letter in the damp clay, before drying, and then firing the postcard to over 1000*C.
Once cooled I glazed the lettering a deep blue glaze and finish with a clear glaze to give the finished piece a glossy shine, which then is fired for a final time. The finished postcard is then fixed with wire and some matching buttons so it can hang on a wall or be propped on a shelf.

♥ SIZE: The same size as a regular postcard - approximately 14cm wide by 8.5cm tall (excluding the wire).

♥ As well as this quote I do three other Dylan Thomas postcards, so please look at my other listings:
Do not go gentle:
Though Lovers be Lost:
To begin at the beginning:

I have permission from Dylan Thomas' grand-daughter to produce and sell these, which is a great honour.

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Here is the full poem that this quote comes from:

Fern Hill

Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
The night above the dingle starry,
Time let me hail and climb
Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
Trail with daisies and barley
Down the rivers of the windfall light.

And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
In the sun that is young once only,
Time let me play and be
Golden in the mercy of his means,
And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
And the sabbath rang slowly
In the pebbles of the holy streams.

All the sun long it was running, it was lovely, the hay
Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was air
And playing, lovely and watery
And fire green as grass.
And nightly under the simple stars
As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the nightjars
Flying with the ricks, and the horses
Flashing into the dark.

And then to awake, and the farm, like a wanderer white
With the dew, come back, the cock on his shoulder: it was all
Shining, it was Adam and maiden,
The sky gathered again
And the sun grew round that very day.
So it must have been after the birth of the simple light
In the first, spinning place, the spellbound horses walking warm
Out of the whinnying green stable
On to the fields of praise.

And honoured among foxes and pheasants by the gay house
Under the new made clouds and happy as the heart was long,
In the sun born over and over,
I ran my heedless ways,
My wishes raced through the house high hay
And nothing I cared, at my sky blue trades, that time allows
In all his tuneful turning so few and such morning songs
Before the children green and golden
Follow him out of grace,

Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me
Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
In the moon that is always rising,
Nor that riding to sleep
I should hear him fly with the high fields
And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea.


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Reviews (2)


Great gift that was very well received. Thank you very much! Diolch yn fawr iawn! x

Thank you so much for these beautiful them!

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