Thomas also wrote some of the finest
religious poetry of his generation: detailing his hard-won sense of
affirmation in the face of silence and doubt.
In 1964 Thomas was awarded the
Queen's Gold Medal for poetry.
Thomas was a prolific poet - writing over 1500 poems in his
lifetime. His complete poems 1945-90 were published in 1993 to mark
his 80th birthday. Ted Hughes was a great
admirer of his work.
In 1998 The Manic Street Preachers reproduced his poem
Reflections on the cover of their
CD This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. It was taken from his
final collection No Truce with the Furies.
In 1996 Thomas was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature.
He died in 2000 at the age of 87.