One of my new year’s goals was to read a poem a day. I’ve been meaning to read more poetry, but it doesn’t come naturally to mind, so I set myself a daily reminder, and so far, so good. Yesterday, I didn’t have to read a poem, because Prince Charles read one to me. He’s the Prince of Wales, as you all know, so it was entirely fitting that he read Fern Hill, by Dylan Thomas, for Thomas’s 100th anniversary.
This is from the DylanThomas100 website, which is organising all kinds of celebrations this year:
In celebration of National Poetry Day listen to the Dylan Thomas 100 Festival’s Royal Patron HRH Prince of Wales reading Fern Hill.
The Prince of Wales said “For National Poetry Day, I was very glad, if somewhat hesitant! – to be able to record a reading of one of my personal favourites, ‘Fern Hill’, with its poignant and moving evocation of a rural west Wales childhood. I cannot help feeling this is one of the great legacies of Thomas’s poetry – that it inspires people to appreciate the incomparable landscape of Wales.”
I think he does a great job!