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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

  • Gold Star - 7,708 Points Sylva-onyema Uba (2/8/2017 8:38:00 AM)

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

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  • Gold Star - 7,708 Points Tom Allport (12/30/2016 4:47:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 299 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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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. Good-Night , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  5. 5. A Night Thought , William Wordsworth
  6. 6. Big Night On The Town , Charles Bukowski
  7. 7. Night Funeral In Harlem , Langston Hughes
  8. 8. An Old Man's Winter Night , Robert Frost
  9. 9. A Night-Piece , William Wordsworth
  10. 10. Flying At Night , Ted Kooser
  11. 11. Last Night As I Was Sleeping , Antonio Machado
  12. 12. A Winter Night , Robert Burns
  13. 13. Night , William Blake
  14. 14. Winter Night , Boris Pasternak
  15. 15. Night Poem , Margaret Atwood
  16. 16. A Winter Night , Sara Teasdale
  17. 17. Last Night I Drove A Car , Gregory Corso
  18. 18. The Night In Isla Negra , Pablo Neruda
  19. 19. In The Secular Night , Margaret Atwood
  20. 20. Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing.. , Allen Ginsberg
  21. 21. A Sleepless Night , Philip Levine
  22. 22. The Night I Was Going To Die , Charles Bukowski
  23. 23. Meeting At Night , Robert Browning
  24. 24. My Spectre Around Me Night And Day , William Blake
  25. 25. Awake At Night , Matsuo Basho
  26. 26. Night-Night (Children) , C.J. Heck
  27. 27. Night Journey , Theodore Roethke
  28. 28. At Night On The High Seas , Hermann Hesse
  29. 29. Thinking Of A Friend At Night , Hermann Hesse
  30. 30. Ships That Pass In The Night , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  31. 31. Poem Of Night , Galway Kinnell
  32. 32. Thoughts In A Tranquil Night , Li Po
  33. 33. To Night , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  34. 34. Any Night , Philip Levine
  35. 35. The Woods At Night , May Swenson
  36. 36. Lighthouse In The Night , Alfonsina Storni
  37. 37. A Cool Fall Night , Matsuo Basho
  38. 38. Dying! Dying In The Night! , Emily Dickinson
  39. 39. A Night&Mdash;There Lay The Days Between , Emily Dickinson
  40. 40. On The Beach At Night , Walt Whitman
  41. 41. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  42. 42. At The Mid Hour Of Night , Thomas Moore
  43. 43. Sonnet Lxvi: The Night-Flood Rakes , Charlotte Smith
  44. 44. A November Night , Sara Teasdale
  45. 45. Silent, Silent Night , William Blake
  46. 46. Rainy Night , Dorothy Parker
  47. 47. Quiet Night Thoughts , Li Po
  48. 48. Night , Francis William Bourdillon
  49. 49. Night (O You Whose Countenance) , Rainer Maria Rilke
  50. 50. By Night When Others Soundly Slept , Anne Bradstreet
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