Dylan Thomas

(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953 / Swansea / Wales)

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

  • Rookie Kayla Christensen (1/21/2014 11:34:00 PM)

    And then his last words were, I've had 18 straight whiskeys. I believe that's the record... (Report) Reply

    23 person liked.
    17 person did not like.
  • Rookie Marlene Meijer (1/11/2014 10:39:00 AM)

    How I love love this poem. To be honest back in the day I loved poems and rhymes. I also enjoyed reading them to my child. Then I was busy with reading books and playing rpg games. Thanks to this poem I remembered how much i liked them. This is the best one and I am glad I registered here today so I'll discover many more. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marlene Meijer (1/11/2014 10:36:00 AM)

    OMG. I tried listening to this great poem. How horrible and awful. Some guy with a horrible accent is reading this.

    I want to unhear and will never again touch that play button. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,034 Points Joseph Harlacher (12/23/2013 3:38:00 PM)

    I say do not rage this passing for that is what light does, rips asunder our will with directives of what is and stills the mind with perceived realities. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 634 Points marvin brato (10/9/2013 11:20:00 PM)

    Life is short, a reminder to make the most of it! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 867 Points Liliana ~el (10/9/2013 5:23:00 PM)

    Cautionary and with passion (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,115 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/29/2013 5:44:00 AM)

    They say a match stick flares up bright once again before dying out and such is old age. Well....? ?
    Please let me go gentle into the night
    When the mist is just beginning to fall
    I have had a good life reasonably bright
    And have no fear of Saint Peter's scroll.... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Ashley Vargovich (2/7/2013 1:59:00 PM)

    I've been looking for this poem. I read Matched by Allie Condie and fell in love with this. I'm doing my poet paper for English on Dylan Thomas and the title sounded so familiar. After reading it, I realized that this was the one. Thank you Dylan Thomas. I knew I picked you for a reason. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dawn Kunath (1/29/2013 2:47:00 PM)

    I have read this poem before in a book by a very good writer in the book Matched. It has touched my life in a very special way. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rosie Brosnan (1/11/2013 1:10:00 PM)

    my favourite poem, there is no contest :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deci Hernandez (10/9/2012 11:55:00 AM)

    His father was dying. and he called his dying bed a sad height. what a perfect way to describe a moment. makes me want to cry. i think shall. my favorite poem of all time.i like his other poems once i comprehend them. but this one was instant comprehension. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 30,378 Points * Sunprincess * (9/14/2012 6:30:00 PM)

    This could very well be the poem which means don't leave for tomorrow what you can accomplish today...enjoy what you have.....enjoy your waking hours for you sleep one third of your life.....there is no proof you will come back after death....enjoy life for you only live once it is a true gift from God... :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hilal Yilmaz (8/26/2012 11:48:00 AM)

    Dylan Thomas was a legend of his time and after his dead the world lost one of the greatest poets of all the time. For me Dylan Thomas is an inspiration and this poem is one of his bests. Beacause of him i will never give up any fight! Thank you Dylan Thomas, you were a genius! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tony Walton (8/26/2012 10:58:00 AM)

    If you love Dylan, read my poem 'Portrait of Dylan' posted today. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Renee Brisson (7/23/2012 7:29:00 PM)

    This poem is about never giving up the fight no matter how impossible it may seem to win. Do not go gentle... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nirmalkumar Prabhu (7/12/2012 11:11:00 AM)

    Thanks @ Marcus Robbins, that is a wonderful interpretation - feels just right. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nirmalkumar Prabhu (7/12/2012 11:11:00 AM)

    Thanks @ Marcus Robbins, that is a wonderful interpretation - feels just right. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 58 Points Sawan Dhyani (7/7/2012 1:41:00 AM)

    I agree @Marcus Robbins. (Report) Reply

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