Not as well-known as his Welsh namesake, Dylan, R.S. Thomas wrote wonderful poetry often encapsulating the spirit of his homeland. Born in my home town of Cardiff in Wales, Thomas was known in his lifetime as much as an eloquent and passionate preacher as he was as a poet. Although all these poems are in English, Thomas was a great advocate of all aspects of Welshness, though he did not learn the language until he was an adult. There is no Commentary in this collection on the man or his work, but it provides a comprehensive overview of Thomas' poetry with over four hundred examples, steeped in the Wales he knew all of his life. I cannot compare his poetic style with anyone, for it is unique. This is a collection for those who wish to know something of the atmosphere of life in Wales during the twentieth century.