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Lost Dylan Thomas poem unveiled.

A FORGOTTEN poem by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas has been unveiled for the first time in 73 years after a university professor came across it by chance.

A Dream Of Winter was recited by actor Celyn Jones, who played Thomas in the film Set Fire To The Stars, at The Wheatsheaf in London's Fitzrovia, where the late poet met his soonto-be wife Caitlin Macnamara in 1936.

Swansea University Professor John Goodby, who last year came across the poem in a 1942 copy of the magazine Lilliput, said: "I thought it was extraordinary.

"I was bowled over by it because it is a beautiful poem." A painting inspired by the poem by artist Dan Llwelyn Hall, who painted a portrait of the Queen in 2013, was also revealed to the audience of Dylan Thomas fans.

The poem has been published in poetry magazine Nation Review and will be re-published in an anthology edited by Prof Goodby in May.

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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 1, 2015
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