Poetry Advent Calendar 3: A Bedtime Story from Dylan Thomas

Article published on Dec. 3, 2013
Article published on Dec. 3, 2013

'One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.'

When the days draw in and the cold seeps through the window frames, there are few things more enticing than to curl up in the comforting warm and to be read a story. And what better a storyteller than Dylan Thomas, with his lightly mocking, richly woven A Child's Christmas in Wales?

This is one to be listened to with Aunt Hannah and the parsnip wine in the kitchen, or while warmed by cocoa in the close and holy darkness.