Where Everybody Knew His Name.

Source: Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia

Dylan Thomas was a regular at the Brown’s Hotel Pub in Laugharne. He was such a regular he gave the pub’s phone number as his. The anniversary of his November 9th, 1953 got me thinking about his resemblance to another bar regular and I thought how he might have greeted everyone as he came in each day.

Door opens.

Dylan: Good afternoon everyone.

Everyone: DYLAN!

Robert: How’s it going, Dylan?

Dylan: Cur is set upon cur and I am gartered with a mongrel’s dinner.

Door opens.

Dylan: Good afternoon everyone.

Everyone: DYLAN!

Robert: What are you up to, Dylan?

Dylan: Perfect proportions if I could stand eye-height with the Laugharne castle turret.

Door opens.

Dylan: Good afternoon everyone.

Everyone: DYLAN!

Robert: What’s shakin’, Dylan?

Dylan: My mortal flesh, stork-white and swollen as the tide that coaxes the cockles from their airy nest.

Door opens.

Dylan: Good afternoon everyone.

Everyone: DYLAN!

Rhys: How are you feeling, Mr. Thomas?

Dylan: Bitter.

Rhys: I’m sorry to hear that.

Dylan: No, a pint of bitter now!

Door opens.

Dylan: Good afternoon everyone.

Everyone: DYLAN!

Robert: I’ve drawn a pint for you, Dylan.

Dylan: I admire your skill with the stylus but would prefer a filled glass.

Door opens.

Dylan: Good afternoon everyone.

Everyone: DYLAN!

Robert: I have a pint ready for you Dylan.

Dylan: I shall partake then whatever it may be.

Robert: Looks like ale.

Dylan: A ray of sun breaks into this vale of tears.

Door opens.

Dylan: Good afternoon everyone.

Everyone: DYLAN!

Robert: How are we today, Dylan?

Dylan: Time, like a running grave, fans the flames of our bodily hearths.

Robert: Lager then?

7 Comments

  1. Gilly Maddison

    Cheers for those amazing scenarios. 😀

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  2. Gilly Maddison

    Flipping auto correct! The above comment should have read AMUSING scenarios. Although of course some people may find them amazing 😉.

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Whether they find them amusing or amazing I’ll drink to their good health.

      Reply
  3. Arionis

    Ha! Love it. You should invent a Norm to Dylan translation app. Or maybe the other way around?

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That’s a fantastic idea. If I had the technological skills I’d be seriously tempted to create such a thing.

      Reply
  4. Ann Koplow

    CHRIS!

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    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Thank you so much for not suggesting I have more in common with Cliff Clavin–although you wouldn’t be the first.

      Reply

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