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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 - 0 Points Ch'erie De Perrot (1/31/2016 5:22:00 PM)

    One Truly has to watch a loved one in their final hour-mins to understand the intensity of the Writers desperation, as his beloved Father is drifting away! !
    Those of us who have, will know the feelings and emotions invoked, the selfishness our minds implore, as we cry out, to God or just scream in our minds..NO NO NO Please..Fight, Stay, please please dont go..
    If it were ourselves, and we could write our feelings before we passed, this poem would read completely the opposite for those who WISH to quietly and peacefully slip away!
    If you have ever seen someone who Does NOT go gentle, into that Goodnight, it is a shocking and pitiful sight, as mankind starts his final deathroll as it is known, as he Struggles against the inevitable..
    To NOT go gentle into that Goodnight, is to leave with torment upon our brow, anguish on our countenance, therefore Mr Dylan Thomas, who was at the time emotional as are all Poets, if he looked upon his Fathers Death mask, I hope he saw that his father, IGNORED his plea's. Thomas in his own way is warning us!
    Let them go Gentle into that Goodnight, it is the most loving gift you can give, help them to go gentle into that goodnight! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 255 Points Rubab Atwal (1/23/2016 11:32:00 PM)

    It's such a beautiful poem! ! It's like one of those poems that you read over and over again and every single time it inspires you! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Steven Glowacki (1/2/2016 6:13:00 PM)

    Dylan Thomas was writing a poem about humanities right to leave a morsel of your existence on this life plain, and not to go without having done something useful with your existence. Do something with your life, don't waste it. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Light

  1. 1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night , Dylan Thomas
  2. 2. Light , Rabindranath Tagore
  3. 3. The Charge Of The Light Brigade , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  4. 4. Light Breaks Where No Sun Shines , Dylan Thomas
  5. 5. There's A Certain Slant Of Light (258) , Emily Dickinson
  6. 6. Light Shining Out Of Darkness , William Cowper
  7. 7. The Colours Of Light , Dorothea Mackellar
  8. 8. The Changing Light , Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  9. 9. A Light Exists In Spring , Emily Dickinson
  10. 10. Ecstasy , Duncan Campbell Scott
  11. 11. No Difference , Shel Silverstein
  12. 12. Let The Light Enter , Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  13. 13. Cinema Screen , Arthur Seymour John Tessimond
  14. 14. The Fury Of Sunrises , Anne Sexton
  15. 15. One Of Twain , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  16. 16. This , Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
  17. 17. Broadway , Lola Ridge
  18. 18. Aubade , Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell
  19. 19. But Men Loved Darkness Rather Than Light , Richard Crashaw
  20. 20. Altars Of Light , Pierre Joris
  21. 21. Lighting One Candle , Yosa Buson
  22. 22. The Secret Of Light , James Arlington Wright
  23. 23. That One Far Shining Light Of Lights , David Taylor
  24. 24. Light Is , David Taylor
  25. 25. And The Others , David Berman
  26. 26. Seeing The Light , Frederick Kambemba Yamusangie
  27. 27. Slanting Light , Arthur Sze
  28. 28. A Light Says Why , Karen Volkman
  29. 29. Gitanjali , Rabindranath Tagore
  30. 30. The Georgics , Virgil
  31. 31. The Last Oracle , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  32. 32. Obiit Mdcccxxxiii (Entire) , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  33. 33. The Eve Of Revolution , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  34. 34. The House Of Dust: Complete , Conrad Potter Aiken
  35. 35. Epilogue , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  36. 36. Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 1. , William Cowper
  37. 37. Ethereal Broken , Unwritten Soul
  38. 38. From The Cantata For N. F. S. Grundtvig , Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
  39. 39. Thurso’s Landing , Robinson Jeffers
  40. 40. Are Einstein's Views On Relativity And E.. , Lonnie Hicks
  41. 41. And Here Comes Dark , Yasmin Rubayo
  42. 42. Give Your Heart To The Hawks , Robinson Jeffers
  43. 43. ' Summer Light... ' , MoonBee Canady
  44. 44. “light” , Ray Lucero
  45. 45. A Poem On Divine Revelation , Hugh Henry Brackenridge
  46. 46. The Dream , Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Nor ..
  47. 47. Athens: An Ode , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  48. 48. The Loves Of The Angels , Thomas Moore
  49. 49. Einstein May Have Been Wrong-What Does I.. , Lonnie Hicks
  50. 50. The Troubadour. Canto 3 , Letitia Elizabeth Landon
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