Lines from "Come Healing" possibly inspired by Dylan Thomas

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Lines from "Come Healing" possibly inspired by Dylan Thomas

Postby Joe Way » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:01 pm

When I've heard the lines, "Longing of the branches to lift the little bud," there was always something familiar to it. Recently, I came across the Dylan Thomas line "The force that through the green fuse drives the flower." And, yes, there is also a reference to blood in the poem. Here is the poem in its entirety.

http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/forc ... ves-flower

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Probably

Postby Steven » Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:39 pm

Hi Joe,

Thanks for this thread. Seems likely that the lines were inspired by the Dylan Thomas poem.
Won't guess, though, as to whether L.C. had the Dylan Thomas poem consciously in mind at
the time that "Come Healing" was being created.

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