An homage to Dylan Thomas's classic poem, "Do not go gentle into that good night"...


A Nod to Dylan Thomas

Do not go gentle into that good night
of darkness, blight, and disease;
rage, rage against the hour of midnight—please,
with all of your might
until I am at ease!

Do not go gentle into that good night
of solemn, irrevocable sleep;
rage, rage against the wooing of the permanent Deep!
Come to me and to the light—
or else I shall bitterly weep!

Do not go gentle into that good night
of the ebb of your power;
rage, rage against the withering of your beautiful flower!
Deny eternal rest its right
to come before that fateful hour!

Do not go gentle into that good night
that takes you before the day's done;
rage, rage against the gradual dying of your sun!
Before the end's almost within sight,
fight, fight, so life's still defiantly won!




Poetry by Ngoc Nguyen The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2018-05-18 at 20:04

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Marie Cadavieco The PoetBay support member heart!
A worthy tribute to a poetic hero. One of my favourites of Thomas' work, you have taken the theme and worked your own magic with great success, a poem truly enjoyed and much appreciated.
2018-05-19



An inspiring and beautiful homage to one of my favourite poets. Thank you for posting it!
2018-05-19