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A Response To Dylan Thomas

Rating: 4.7

I shall 'go gentle into that good night'
I have no wish to 'rage, rage' rave and fight
But rather I would welcome
'The dying of the light'

For being wise I know that 'dark is right'
And old age yet shall seek for its delight
To behold 'the sun in flight'
And the fading of the light

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Ruth Walters 19 February 2012

I liked this one and that you have replied to the poet, a habit of mine sometimes.

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Joseph Anderson 20 April 2012

A brief, but potent repudiation of Dylan. I wish to go your way.Bravo

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Naomi Hinshaw-hersh 28 February 2012

Quite a few of my poems are rebuttals or responses so it doesn't surprise me that others like yourself do as well; and a great response it is at that.

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Danny Draper 19 February 2012

Such a shame Dylan cannot respond, what would he pen. He may guide you to Lament or Death shall have no dominion. Perhapes he would agree with you with poetry a metaphor for work or life's toil in My craft or sullen art. Nice and fearless pondering.

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Robert Green 14 February 2012

I like the idea of responding to a poem this way, I think I understand your views also within your words. Maybe even a view I would take even if not for the same sentiments.

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Souren Mondal 15 February 2016

An apt and wise response to a marevellous poem.. Thank you for sharing - :)

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Juan Olivarez 05 May 2014

To answer the great Dylan Thomas, one equally as great. I do understand Valerie and for a broken heart nothing is ever the same. Be well my friend.

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Patricia Northall 22 March 2014

I just think it's so clever, and original too. I immediately had the thought, how would Richard Burton, a devotee of Thomas have responded? ? ? He was not clever enough with all his rhetoric to compose anything so brilliant, and he for ever claimed he understood Thomas so well... Nice one Val...

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Thomas Vaughan Jones 12 February 2014

I just returned from Laughne, Dylan Thomas' birthplace. Beautiful country. This is an excellent riposte to Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night Good touch of Welsh melancholy. .

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Owain Glyn 02 January 2013

Dear old Dylan would congratulate you on this, and then suggest a visit to the pub!

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