Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – 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 the 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.

*Personal Note* “Art is not meant simply for you to feel good but rather that you feel if anything at all.”

4 Responses

  1. Rage rage into that good night….

  2. An unfulfilled life is the plight,
    Hence I shan’t go gently into that good night.

  3. Can anybody help me with this poem? in doing it in english, and I dont really get it that much! PLEASE HELP!

  4. Well here is one link that might give you a greater insight….

    http://poetry.suite101.com/article.cfm/dylan_thomas___do_not_go_gentle_

    cheers 🙂

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