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Live large

Posted by Gordon Williams on August 24, 2003

In Reply to: Live large posted by Henry 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.

Henry - yes, that's the one. Many thanks!