'A Child's Christmas in Wales', by Dylan Thomas
illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
'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....
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'A Child's Christmas in Wales' was originally emerging from
a piece written for radio, and the poem was recorded by Thomas in 1952.
a young child and is a romanticised version of Christmases past,
portraying a nostalgic and simpler time