I have seen death’s dominion
On the screen of my television:
In the broad light of a September sun,
A sky filled with bodies and broken bones.
We did go mad to see those planes
Annihilate the towers;
Once more we are sane,
We are dusty flowers
Lifting our heads to the rain,
Never wanting to lay eyes
On death’s dominion again.
© Kim M. Russell, 2016
image © Dab lur art on deviantart
My response to Tuesday in the Imaginary Garden, an opportunity to meet and share our love of the written word. After listening to the excerpt from the poem, ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ by Dylan Thomas, one of my all-time favourite poems, recited by George Clooney, I decided to use words from the whole poem to create a new ‘found poem’ as a response. Some of you might remember I did something similar with the same poem back in May: https://writinginnorthnorfolk.com/2016/05/22/deaths-dominion-found/