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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Form: Villanelle


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

  • Sakalabaktula Sairaj (11/16/2017 5:56:00 AM)


    so nice one i read keep it up................... (Report) Reply

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  • Sakalabaktula Sairaj (11/16/2017 5:55:00 AM)


    so nice and wonderful one keep it up (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2017 3:48:00 PM)


    Yes............................................... (Report) Reply

  • (11/14/2017 5:07:00 AM)


    My favourite poet - and this poem is my favourite antidote to despair and suicidal thoughts. (Report) Reply

  • Chukwuma Ndububa (10/15/2017 1:36:00 PM)


    Awesome composition. The rhyme scheme is thrilling. (Report) Reply

  • Mario, Lucien, Rene Odekerken (9/17/2017 1:29:00 PM)


    Beautiful poem from a fabulous poet
    Mario Odekerken
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (8/29/2017 2:15:00 PM)


    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.

    Nice poem.
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  • (8/21/2017 7:14:00 AM)


    Lovely poem. Who is the my father in the last stanza? (Report) Reply

  • Ekerendu M. Ezekiel (8/16/2017 4:44:00 AM)


    bless bless, do not go gentle into a bad night (Report) Reply

  • Ayesha Cullen (7/27/2017 5:23:00 AM)


    This is beautiful and passionate! (Report) Reply

  • Mark Hurlin Shelton (7/21/2017 5:15:00 PM)


    A classic and a huge favourite, let that poets's passion burn and rage until the very end. (Report) Reply

  • Mohit Katyal (7/12/2017 2:35:00 AM)


    its really inspiring..well done (Report) Reply

  • Kyvin Nash (6/30/2017 4:51:00 PM)


    True Indeed man I love this poem, great work , the word love says it all! (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (6/29/2017 7:50:00 AM)


    A poem of passion. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/16/2017 12:08:00 AM)


    Fantastic poem of Dylan....... (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (2/8/2017 8:38:00 AM)


    Do not go gentle into that good night? Well expressed! Sylva (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 4:47:00 PM)

    tom allport
    fight to the bitter end and never give up. (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2016 11:36:00 PM)

    Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas
    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

    June Jones (5/6/2017 7:05:00 PM)

    This website is allowing me to write just a little then freezing.50 years after the event you write, no, the sorrow and loss and pain has not left you. You will have built a life for yourself around this loss and pain. Of course you have. You have grown from very sore troubled teen to a responsible mature adult. Sadly,50 years on, people think you should have got over it.... Not so. Your father is as real to you now as he was struggling to cope with his horrendous injuries then. He did not want to leave you. He was your dad, he loved you, of course he didn't want to leave you. You must know this. Please know this. Your dear father loved you. He so did not want to leave you. Even 50 years on, yes, you can talk to him. Please talk to your dad. He can hear you. You were his boy. He loved you. He sure did not www the to leave you. So just talk to him. Love never dies. Best wishes. Xxx

    June Jones (5/6/2017 6:53:00 PM)

    Sir, now 50 years have passed, but Sir, I know that your pain and loss and grief do not pass. Sir, you were so very young... Maybe 13 years old, and now maybe you are in your early 60's...... Your pain, your loss, I know has not diminished. Sir, you still feel the pain and loss, and others around you think, believe, that because so much time has elap

    June Jones (5/6/2017 6:47:00 PM)

    Hello Fred De La Foret, now, you must be about 64, and you have lived without your father for 50 years. Sir, I know that the pain and loss does not go away. It does not go away.

  • P. Mason (11/16/2016 9:32:00 PM)

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

  • 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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