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Live large

Posted by Henry on August 24, 2003

In Reply to: Which poem? posted by Gordon Williams on August 24, 2003

: Hoping that someone can help... I need to know which poem ends with the line "live large, dream small."
: Not as easy as knowing the FIRST line, of course.
: Many thanks.

Is this the one?
R. S. Thomas was born in 1913 and is regarded as the pre-eminent Welsh poet writing in the English language. As Thomas notes in his affectionate portrait of eighty-five year old Job Davies ("Lore," Selected Poems 68):

Rhythm of the long scythe
Kept this tall frame lithe.

What to do? Stay green.
Never mind the machine,
Whose fuel is human souls.
Live large, man, and dream small.