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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 - 273 Points Fred De La Foret (12/7/2016 11:36:00 PM)

    My father suffered great pain and agony as a survivor of a horrible automobile accident. He fought death bravely until his final breath. I was a 13-year old troubled youth in 1967, and I prayed to Almighty God that my father would survive his severe injuries. My prayer for my father was please, do not go gentle into that good night, rage, rage against the dying of the light! He fought the good fight but God took him away from me. I still love this fabulous villanelle by Dylan Thomas. It has comforted me and has helped me to accept the loss of my hero and best friend, my father, Morris Joseph Foret (1927-1967) . Rest in Peace, my beloved father, your loving son. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 712 Points P. Mason (11/16/2016 9:32:00 PM)

    As I'm fighting with age, one can appreciate what a great poem this is; I read it often. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,329 Points Earnest Gatuma (11/2/2016 1:50:00 PM)

    I love the creativity brought in by that proficient aspect! (Report) Reply

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Poems About Night

  1. 1. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night , Dylan Thomas
  2. 2. Acquainted With The Night , Robert Frost
  3. 3. Last Night I Dreamed Of Chickens , Jack Prelutsky
  4. 4. A Night Thought , William Wordsworth
  5. 5. Good-Night , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  6. 6. Big Night On The Town , Charles Bukowski
  7. 7. A Night-Piece , William Wordsworth
  8. 8. Night Funeral In Harlem , Langston Hughes
  9. 9. An Old Man's Winter Night , Robert Frost
  10. 10. Flying At Night , Ted Kooser
  11. 11. A Winter Night , Robert Burns
  12. 12. Last Night As I Was Sleeping , Antonio Machado
  13. 13. Night , William Blake
  14. 14. Winter Night , Boris Pasternak
  15. 15. A Winter Night , Sara Teasdale
  16. 16. Night Poem , Margaret Atwood
  17. 17. The Night In Isla Negra , Pablo Neruda
  18. 18. Last Night I Drove A Car , Gregory Corso
  19. 19. Awake At Night , Matsuo Basho
  20. 20. A Sleepless Night , Philip Levine
  21. 21. My Spectre Around Me Night And Day , William Blake
  22. 22. In The Secular Night , Margaret Atwood
  23. 23. The Night I Was Going To Die , Charles Bukowski
  24. 24. Rainy Night , Dorothy Parker
  25. 25. Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing.. , Allen Ginsberg
  26. 26. Night Journey , Theodore Roethke
  27. 27. At Night On The High Seas , Hermann Hesse
  28. 28. Ships That Pass In The Night , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  29. 29. To Night , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  30. 30. Thinking Of A Friend At Night , Hermann Hesse
  31. 31. A Cool Fall Night , Matsuo Basho
  32. 32. Meeting At Night , Robert Browning
  33. 33. Any Night , Philip Levine
  34. 34. Night-Night (Children) , C.J. Heck
  35. 35. Dying! Dying In The Night! , Emily Dickinson
  36. 36. The Woods At Night , May Swenson
  37. 37. Thoughts In A Tranquil Night , Li Po
  38. 38. At The Mid Hour Of Night , Thomas Moore
  39. 39. Silent, Silent Night , William Blake
  40. 40. A Night&Mdash;There Lay The Days Between , Emily Dickinson
  41. 41. Lighthouse In The Night , Alfonsina Storni
  42. 42. Poem Of Night , Galway Kinnell
  43. 43. All Night, All Night , Delmore Schwartz
  44. 44. Sonnet Lxvi: The Night-Flood Rakes , Charlotte Smith
  45. 45. Night , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  46. 46. Night Is My Sister, And How Deep In Love , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  47. 47. Hymn To The Night , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  48. 48. Night (This Night, Agitated By The Growi.. , Rainer Maria Rilke
  49. 49. On The Beach At Night , Walt Whitman
  50. 50. By Night When Others Soundly Slept , Anne Bradstreet
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