“Under Milk Wood”


"And all the people of the lulled and dumbfound town are sleeping now.

Hush, the babies are sleeping, the farmers, the fishers, the tradesmen and pensioners, cobbler, schoolteacher, postman and publican, the undertaker and the fancy woman, drunkard, dressmaker, preacher, policeman, the webfoot cocklewomen and the tidy wives. Young girls lie bedded soft or glide in their dreams, with rings and trousseaux, bridesmaided by glow-worms down the aisles of the organplaying wood….

You can hear the dew falling, and the hushed town breathing.

Only your eyes are unclosed to see the black and folded town fast, and slow, asleep…"

"Under Milk Wood"
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

Richard Burton’s brooding delivery of a Dylan Thomas classic perfectly
accentuates Noam Murro’s darkly beautiful new VW spot for DDB, London.

Directed by Noam Murro.

Watch on YouTube

[via Jason Kottke]

One thought on ““Under Milk Wood”

  1. It’s a small world, I just saw the VW advert and went searching for “the famers the fishers” because although I wasn’t sure that it was UMW I thought it might be, and found your post. His voice is to die for, always was. Thank you for the youtube link.

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