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Why not go gentle into that good night?

March 20, 2018

'Do not go gentle into that good night'

 

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 grieve 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 the 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.

 

'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night' is a poem that meant a lot to Dylan Thomas, who wanted to see his father face death in a blaze of defiance.The poet showcases, with passionate intensity, four types of men who rage against death.

 

Dylan Thomas finished this poem in 1951, and sent it off to an editor friend of a magazine, together with a note which read: “The only person I can’t show the little enclosed poem to is, of course, my father, who doesn’t know he’s dying” The spark for the poem was his father's approaching blindness. Thomas's father was to pass away a year later and the poet himself succumbed to illness and died in 1953.

 

Poem read out by the poet himself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mRec3VbH3w

 

 

 

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