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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Poem by : Dylan Thomas

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night  Photography : Nigel Borrington

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
Photography : Nigel Borrington

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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.

Rage into the light 2.

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.

Rage into the night 1.

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.

12 responses

  1. Wow this is beautiful Nigel!

    April 22, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    • Hello Michelle πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

  2. Stunning poem and fantastic flares, Nigel.

    Rage, rage, rage……………yes!

    Happy Humpday :-).

    April 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    • Thank you Sharon , have a great hump day tooooo …. πŸ˜‰

      April 22, 2015 at 1:07 pm

  3. My favourite villanelle with some apposite photographs.

    April 22, 2015 at 1:53 pm

  4. One of my most favourite!

    April 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    • Hi Rebecca πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you, me too – happy you enjoyed it again !!! πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm

  5. Your photo is gorgeous, Nigel. I also enjoy Dylan Thomas’ quote.

    April 23, 2015 at 1:52 am

    • Hi πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you and very happy you enjoyed this post !!!! πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm

  6. A very special post Nigel – the photographs are stunning.

    April 23, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    • Hello Mary πŸ™‚

      Thank you , so pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm

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