Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas

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When Worlds Collide

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 grieve 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.

AUTHOR NOTES

DT’s father was going blind when DT wrote this poem. The dying of the light is a reference to darkness and being blind.

RYAN FU
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7 comments on “Do not Go Gentle into that Good Night by Dylan Thomas

  1. Kira says:

    One of my favorite poems. I didn’t know the story behind it.

  2. jenanita01 says:

    Even more profound, now I know the story behind it…

  3. I read a book that had talked about this poem. It was stuck in my head for days. I didn’t know the story behind it.

  4. Uzee says:

    First time I heard this poem was from the lips of Captain Jean-Luc Picard in one of those Star Trek novels. But the first time it made a real impression was when it came from the lips of Michael Caine in the movie ‘interstellar.’ immediately I had to look up the poem for the impression was a profound one!

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