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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 Linda Collins (6/12/2016 12:02:00 AM)

    .....do not go gentle into that good night.....? This is a quote; give credit where is due. (Report) Reply

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  • 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

  • Freshman - 677 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

    Rookie - 27 Points Dianna Bruner (6/18/2016 10:47:00 PM)

    Men (people) know when death is near and normally accept that fact. He's referring to their powerless ability to stop it, even if they were famous and lived by their words.

    In The second sentence, he's still referring to great men (people) , who've made a difference in this life, shouldn't give up, because there is so much more for them to do.

    Rookie - 27 Points Dianna Bruner (6/18/2016 10:40:00 PM)

    Men (people) know that death is coming and normally accept that fact. He's referring to their long and productive lives and now that age is upon them, they're powerless to stop death. Regardless if words were their greatest weapon in life.

    People who've made a difference in life, should remain strong and encourages them to continue on. There is so much more for them to do.

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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
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