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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 Len Hummel (6/25/2015 9:52:00 AM)

    Probably the greatest poem of affirmation & courage in the face of troubling Life & Mortality. It says so much in so little that it always bears reading 2 or 3 times at a sitting, ... or standing. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 42,937 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/17/2015 3:23:00 AM)

    IMO, one of literatures finest works....Most definitely in my own personal Top 10 all-time literary works (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,252 Points Melvina Germain (6/12/2015 8:16:00 PM)

    A gentle surge of somber beauty promoting solace and serenity..... (Report) Reply

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Poems About Dying

  1. 1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night , Dylan Thomas
  2. 2. Losses , Randall Jarrell
  3. 3. Lament , Dylan Thomas
  4. 4. Blow, Bugle, Blow , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  5. 5. Our Beautiful Children…. , Hebert Logerie
  6. 6. The Splendor Falls , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  7. 7. The Ship Of Death , David Herbert Lawrence
  8. 8. The Princess (Part 3) , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  9. 9. A Child Is Dying , Eric Cockrell
  10. 10. Lose Momentum? ! (Must Die To...) , Dorothy Kardas, Psy.D. Th.D.
  11. 11. Marmion: Canto 6 (Excerpt) , Sir Walter Scott
  12. 12. Obiit Mdcccxxxiii (Entire) , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  13. 13. Jean Desprez , Robert William Service
  14. 14. Ballade Of Blind Love , Andrew Lang
  15. 15. Evangeline: Part The Second. V. , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  16. 16. Autumnal , Katharine Tynan
  17. 17. The Angels Of Buena Vista , John Greenleaf Whittier
  18. 18. Petropolis , Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
  19. 19. On A Line From Valéry (The Gulf War) , Carolyn Kizer
  20. 20. ! Miss Gertrude Stein Was As Light As A .. , Michael Shepherd
  21. 21. Roundelay , John Dryden
  22. 22. As I Lay Dying , Connor Whyte
  23. 23. The Vicar Of Bray , Anonymous Americas
  24. 24. Dying Is A Heavy Responsibility , Lonnie Hicks
  25. 25. The King Of Denmark’s Ride , Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Nor ..
  26. 26. News To The King, Good News For All , Augusta Davies Webster
  27. 27. The Wind’s Tidings In August 1870 , Augusta Davies Webster
  28. 28. Srahmandazi , Sir Henry Newbolt
  29. 29. I Am Sick And Dying** , Milica Franchi De Luri
  30. 30. ~*dying * ~ , Alma Rocio Cortez
  31. 31. I'M Still Dying.....! , true little angel
  32. 32. Fairy Tale(For Scarlett) , Dónall Dempsey
  33. 33. Memories In Cold Decay , Kristen Brown
  34. 34. The Parish Register - Part Iii: Burials , George Crabbe
  35. 35. Tired Of Trying , Silence Dogood
  36. 36. The Rose , Dark Revenge Angel Night
  37. 37. As I Lay Dying , Rani Turton
  38. 38. Dying. , Mandy Raadd
  39. 39. Poverty-A Poor Man's Lone Companion , Harindhar Reddy
  40. 40. I'M Dying , XBlackxRainbowX
  41. 41. Electric Daisy **lyrics** , Leah Ayliffe
  42. 42. I Wept For... , A.J. McKinley
  43. 43. `no Tomorrow , Allysyn Bryant
  44. 44. War....... Why Do They Call It Civil? , XxAmieLee xX
  45. 45. The Famine Year , Lady Jane Wilde
  46. 46. Dying Young , George Hunter
  47. 47. I Am Dying Of My Own Obscurity , Shalom Freedman
  48. 48. People's Lying , Alessandra Liverani
  49. 49. B: Viiii: Great Question , douglas scotney
  50. 50. Is Poetry A Dying Art? , Bijay Kant Dubey
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