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
Friday, February 10, 2012
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COMMENTS
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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Tony Karas 12 December 2012
Another excellent job! You leave me in awe!
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Ruby Honeytip 03 December 2012
Wow...I love your style. DT would have something lovely to say about your talents being equal to his if he were alive today....and we would all agree xx
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John Brown 19 August 2012
I like this. I had a book of DTs poetry once, but ended up getting rid of it. It drove me to distraction, trying to decipher his meanings. Most of his poetry is way beyond my understanding. Looks like It's not just me either.
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Graeme Williams 18 July 2012
My understanding was that Dylan Thomas was writing his poem while watching his father fading away. I can imagine this as his father's response; it's very well done. Thank you Valerie.
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Smoky Hoss 05 June 2012
Your words are stunning. So good.
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