DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT



Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

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.


by Dylan Thomas


I love this peom… The truth is I had never been interested in English Literature when I was in school but today once in my 30’s (maybe its age 🙃) I have started paying attention to it.

This peom caught my attention when I saw the movie ‘Interstellar’ by Christopher Nohlan, I love his movies.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3_nprPycZow

Even today whenever I read this peom, voice in my head is the one from Interstellar, what beautifully he has narrated this peom.

In this peom the good night is used as a metaphore for death.

But I use this peom to motivate my self when I want to work as I usually do all my work when my son sleeps. So sometimes in the night I feel lazy or want to sleep I tell my self “Do not go gentle into  that good night, rage rage,” here for me rage is the fire in my belly to work 😊

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