I never liked poetry in school. It seems we always started with the medieval Beowulf and never got to the more modern stuff before the school year ended. I just couldn’t relate. But Monday we stopped in at the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, Wales, the proud home of the poet and writer. I was impressed. Not only by his mastery of the English language, but also by the brief life (39 years) of the man himself and the many people he influenced. For starters, financial contributors to the exhibit were, among others, Sir Paul McCartney and former President Bill Clinton. Oh, yes, and Bob Zimmerman chose to change his last name to Dylan in honor of the poet.