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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Poem by Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Comments about Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

  • Rookie - 253 Points David Christopher Lacey (5/16/2016 1:53:00 PM)

    A fantastic poem. I am ashamed to admit I did not know such a well known line was from a work of Dylan Thomas. (Report) Reply

    Rookie - 75 Points Markus Zielinski (5/20/2016 3:54:00 AM)

    You don´t have to be ashamed. I first heared it in the movie interstellar: D

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  • Freshman - 609 Points Glenn Frederick Baker (5/5/2016 12:40:00 PM)

    The curious phrase ' because their words had forked no lightening' what does this mean my guess is they were disappointed with the effect of their wisdom. How did wild men grieve the sun? Perhaps he is just using poetic
    license. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 131,978 Points Edward Kofi Louis (3/25/2016 7:54:00 AM)

    Against the dying of the light! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Father

  1. 1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night , Dylan Thomas
  2. 2. To Her Father With Some Verses , Anne Bradstreet
  3. 3. On The Beach At Night , Walt Whitman
  4. 4. A Father To His Son , Carl Sandburg
  5. 5. My Papa's Waltz , Theodore Roethke
  6. 6. Father William , Lewis Carroll
  7. 7. The Little Boy Lost , William Blake
  8. 8. Come Up From The Fields, Father , Walt Whitman
  9. 9. Father Death Blues , Allen Ginsberg
  10. 10. Song To Be Sung By The Father Of Infant .. , Ogden Nash
  11. 11. Sonnet 37: As A Decrepit Father Takes De.. , William Shakespeare
  12. 12. Menaphon: Sephesta's Song To Her Child , Robert Greene
  13. 13. Only A Dad , Edgar Albert Guest
  14. 14. Epitaph On My Ever Honoured Father , Robert Burns
  15. 15. The Landing Of The Pilgrim Fathers , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  16. 16. My Father Was A Farmer: A Ballad , Robert Burns
  17. 17. Fatherhood , Edgar Albert Guest
  18. 18. My Father Played The Melodeon , Patrick Kavanagh
  19. 19. Father , Edgar Albert Guest
  20. 20. Father's Chore , Edgar Albert Guest
  21. 21. Boy And Father , Carl Sandburg
  22. 22. Father And Son , Edgar Albert Guest
  23. 23. Father , Edgar Albert Guest
  24. 24. Who Were 'The Father And The Son' , Emily Dickinson
  25. 25. Follow A Famous Father , Edgar Albert Guest
  26. 26. The Gift , Li-Young Lee
  27. 27. 'Tis One By One — The Father Counts , Emily Dickinson
  28. 28. Descriptions Of Heaven And Hell , Mark Jarman
  29. 29. My Father On His Shield , Walt McDonald
  30. 30. The Portrait , Stanley Jasspon Kunitz
  31. 31. My Father's Hats , Mark Irwin
  32. 32. Inventing Father In Las Vegas , Lynn Emanuel
  33. 33. Follower , Seamus Heaney
  34. 34. Whose Mouth Do I Speak With , Suzanne Rancourt
  35. 35. Working Late , Louis Simpson
  36. 36. Playing Dead , Andrew Hudgins
  37. 37. The Harp , Bruce Weigl
  38. 38. Childhood Ideogram , Larry Levis
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