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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas


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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.

Dylan Thomas Celebrations In 2014

Celebrating 100 Years Since the Poets Birth

A calender of events have been planned for 2014’s Dylan Thomas Celebrations.

Dylan Thomas, one of Wales’ greatest poets, was born in 1914 in his parents house 5 Cwmdonkin Drive,  Swansea, but spent his last few  years in West Wales.

Dylan Thomas Celebrations The now famous Boathouse in Laugharne was where the poet spent the last four years of his life with his wife Caitlin and three children, Aeronwy, Llewelyn and Colm. Laugharne was the inspiration to much of his work, including “Under Milk Wood”.

To celebrate 100 years since the poets birth, there are many events planned for the whole of Wales, with the focus on Swansea and Laugharne.

About poetreecreations

I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at www.waterstones.com

7 responses

  1. Moving, powerful, sad and beatiful at once, one of my all-time favorites, I love it.

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  2. Check mark for me by all the comments!

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  3. a favourite of mine 🙂

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  4. Reblogged this on love notes to august… and commented:
    Truly love this..

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  5. This is one of the most beautiful and saddest poems I’ve ever read …

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  6. One of my favorites indeed.

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  7. rejectreality101

    I love this poem

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