/Film reports that Rob Zombie has posted Dylan Thomas’ 1936 poem, “And Death Shall Have No Dominion,” on the blog for the new film he’s writing and directing,Tyrannosaurus Rex (it apparently has nothing to do with Dinosaurs). Even though I was a lit major in college, I have no desire whatsoever to analyze the poem and try to figure out its connection to the movie; I’ll leave that for the Rob Zombie-obsessed. As for whether or not this is the most pretentious act ever committed by a metal singer-turned-horror schlock director, I’ll leave up to you guys.

After the jump, read the poem in its entirety.

And death shall have no dominion.
Dead mean naked they shall be one
With the man in the wind and the west moon;
When their bones are picked clean and the clen bones gone,
They shall have stars at elbow and foot;
Though they go mad they shall be sane,
Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
Though lovers be lost love shall not;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
Under the windings of the sea
They lying long shall not die windily;
Twisting on racks when sinews give way,
Strapped to a wheel, yet they shall not break;
Faith in their hands shall snap in two,
And the unicorn evils run them through;
Split all ends up they shan’t crack;
And death shall have no dominion.

And death shall have no dominion.
No more may gulls cry at their ears
Or waves break loud on the seashores;
Where blew a flower may a flower no more
Lift its head to the blows of the rain;
Through they be mad and dead as nails,
Heads of the characters hammer through daisies;
Break in the sun till the sun breaks down,
And death shall have no dominion.


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