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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 - 10,419 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 - 12,050 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. A Night-Piece , William Wordsworth
  7. 7. Big Night On The Town , Charles Bukowski
  8. 8. Flying At Night , Ted Kooser
  9. 9. An Old Man's Winter Night , Robert Frost
  10. 10. Night Funeral In Harlem , Langston Hughes
  11. 11. Last Night As I Was Sleeping , Antonio Machado
  12. 12. A Winter Night , Robert Burns
  13. 13. Night , William Blake
  14. 14. Last Night I Drove A Car , Gregory Corso
  15. 15. Night Poem , Margaret Atwood
  16. 16. A Winter Night , Sara Teasdale
  17. 17. Winter Night , Boris Pasternak
  18. 18. The Night In Isla Negra , Pablo Neruda
  19. 19. In The Secular Night , Margaret Atwood
  20. 20. Awake At Night , Matsuo Basho
  21. 21. Fourth Floor, Dawn, Up All Night Writing.. , Allen Ginsberg
  22. 22. My Spectre Around Me Night And Day , William Blake
  23. 23. The Night I Was Going To Die , Charles Bukowski
  24. 24. A Sleepless Night , Philip Levine
  25. 25. Night Journey , Theodore Roethke
  26. 26. Meeting At Night , Robert Browning
  27. 27. Ships That Pass In The Night , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  28. 28. Thinking Of A Friend At Night , Hermann Hesse
  29. 29. At Night On The High Seas , Hermann Hesse
  30. 30. Any Night , Philip Levine
  31. 31. A Cool Fall Night , Matsuo Basho
  32. 32. Night-Night (Children) , C.J. Heck
  33. 33. Thoughts In A Tranquil Night , Li Po
  34. 34. To Night , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  35. 35. Dying! Dying In The Night! , Emily Dickinson
  36. 36. The Woods At Night , May Swenson
  37. 37. Hymns To The Night : 6 : Longing For Death , Novalis
  38. 38. Silent, Silent Night , William Blake
  39. 39. A Night&Mdash;There Lay The Days Between , Emily Dickinson
  40. 40. Poem Of Night , Galway Kinnell
  41. 41. Night , Percy Bysshe Shelley
  42. 42. On The Beach At Night , Walt Whitman
  43. 43. Night (This Night, Agitated By The Growi.. , Rainer Maria Rilke
  44. 44. Night (O You Whose Countenance) , Rainer Maria Rilke
  45. 45. Lighthouse In The Night , Alfonsina Storni
  46. 46. Night Is My Sister, And How Deep In Love , Edna St. Vincent Millay
  47. 47. At The Mid Hour Of Night , Thomas Moore
  48. 48. Sonnet Lxvi: The Night-Flood Rakes , Charlotte Smith
  49. 49. The Night Is Darkening Around Me , Emily Jane Brontë
  50. 50. A November Night , Sara Teasdale
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