[[caption-width-right:350:"In my craft or sullen art/Exercised in the still night/When only the moon rages/And the lovers lie abed/With all their griefs in their arms, I labor by singing light..."]]

->''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.''

Dylan Thomas was a [[UsefulNotes/{{Wales}} Welsh]] {{poet|ry}}, born in 1914 and dead by 1953. His poetry is notable for its tendency towards obscurity, its gothic, surreal tone and its rhythmic, infectious cadence. His most famous poem is the [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] for DoNotGoGentle.

!! His books available today include...

* ''Collected Poems'': ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** ''Literature/DoNotGoGentleIntoThatGoodNight'': Thomas's most famous poem, written as his father slowly died of illness.
* ''[[{{Shout Out}} A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog]]'': Following the model of Creator/JamesJoyce's ''Literature/{{Dubliners}}'' with its title an obvious homage to Joyce's ''Literature/APortraitOfTheArtistAsAYoungMan'' (although Thomas insisted he never read a word of Joyce), this auto{{biograph|y}}ical collection of {{short stor|y}}ies tracks an AuthorAvatar as he navigates the turmoil of adolescence and disappointment.
* ''Quite Early One Morning'': A posthumous collection of fictions, interviews and criticis ms. Includes what is arguably his greatest story, "A Child's Christmas in Wales".
* ''Theatre/UnderMilkWood'': A humorous play, it accounts a strange day in a coastal Welsh town.
* ''Adventures in the Skin Trade'': A slightly surreal novella about a young man trying to become a publisher in Cardiff.
* ''Rebecca's Daughters'': A radio play about the eponymous criminal group.
!! His life and work give examples of the following tropes...

* GrowingUpSucks: "Fern Hill" (which provides the page quote) is about how his memories of a happy summer at the title farm have been spoiled by an adult's awareness that time was going to take it all away.
* InfantImmortality: Purposefully averted. A handful of his poems ("A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London" and "The Conversation of Prayer", to name a couple) deal with dead children.
* ReligiousHorror: Much of his poetry is grotesque, an effect he achieved by juxtaposing religious imagery with descriptions of filth and decay.