English Poem The Vanishing Village by R. S. Thomas Summary & Introduction
The poem is a sort of elegy for a deserted village. Village, according to the great philosopher, Plato, is basic unit of human civilization. The poet is sad and sorrowful to see the village vanishing but he feels an under-current of life which gives him hope for a better future of the village.
The Vanishing Village (R. S. Thomas) Summary
The poet prays for the better future of the village because according to Plato, the world’s greatest philosopher, village is the axis of human life, i.e., it is the basic unit of human civilization and population.