Quotation by Dylan Thomas

The hand that signed the paper felled a city;
Five sovereign fingers taxed the breath,
Doubled the globe of dead and halved a country;
These five kings did a king to death.
Dylan Thomas (1914–1953), Welsh poet. The Hand That Signed the Paper Felled a City (l. 1–4). . .

The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas, 1934-1952 (1953, rev. ed. 1956) New Directions.
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