“After hearing about the resignation of David Petraeus on Friday, I immediately turned to the Dylan Thomas poem ‘I Have Longed to Move Away.’ I first read it, by chance, when I was harboring a huge lie myself, one that had seemed to follow me into the pages of an innocuous-looking poetry book on a friend’s shelf, opened at random. From the first line, the poem not only captures the feeling one gets from living the worst lies; it seduces liars themselves.”
Read more of Ali Pechman on Dylan Thomas’s “I Have Longed to Move Away” here.

After hearing about the resignation of David Petraeus on Friday, I immediately turned to the Dylan Thomas poem ‘I Have Longed to Move Away.’ I first read it, by chance, when I was harboring a huge lie myself, one that had seemed to follow me into the pages of an innocuous-looking poetry book on a friend’s shelf, opened at random. From the first line, the poem not only captures the feeling one gets from living the worst lies; it seduces liars themselves.

Read more of Ali Pechman on Dylan Thomas’s “I Have Longed to Move Away” here.

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