My green age

my colour diary #1

 


The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Dylan Thomas

 

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.

 

The force that drives the water through the rocks
Drives my red blood; that dries the mouthing streams
Turns mine to wax.
And I am dumb to mouth unto my veins
How at the mountain spring the same mouth sucks.

 

The hand that whirls the water in the pool
Stirs the quicksand; that ropes the blowing wind
Hauls my shroud sail.
And I am dumb to tell the hanging man
How of my clay is made the hangman’s lime.

 

The lips of time leech to the fountain head;
Love drips and gathers, but the fallen blood
Shall calm her sores.
And I am dumb to tell a weather’s wind
How time has ticked a heaven round the stars.

 

And I am dumb to tell the lover’s tomb
How at my sheet goes the same crooked worm.”

 

(Source: The Poems of Dylan Thomas, 1965)


My colour diary

This is a new thing I’m trying here: I decided to document the colours on my surroundings for a year.

This is the palette for today:

It made me think of Dylan Thomas and his green age.


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