Do Not Go Gentle... Poem by Dylan Thomas

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Dylan Thomas at his finest?
  • Many think so, of this inspirational poem written for Thomas' dying father.

  • And this poem is often misquoted, so I do hope I have the right version below. (If not, do let me know - thanks!)

And you can hear Dylan Thomas' famous words about death (and about life) recited in the YouTube video below...

  • I think the poem theme has to be: death.

Over to you, Dylan...

 

 

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Do not go gentle - what Dylan Thomas has to say...


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 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.

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by Dylan Thomas

 

 

 

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