Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sunday Morning Poetry

do not go gentle

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night


Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage 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 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.

~ Dylan Thomas

14 comments:

Andressa C. said...

Amazing picture and poem.
Have a beautiful day.

Cinner said...

Beautiful photo Relyn, I remember memorizing this in school. It is one of my favorites. you may want to drop by my main blog as I am having a giveaway that you may want to check out. take care.

Marilyn said...

I have heard this one before, but as I get older it is more relevant. I plan to shed fierce tears, pray, and give it my full energy. Now rage, I am not sure, but definitely dance, sing, create, and boldly forward.

Jennifer Richardson said...

one of my favorites
...love to you as you
live with your heart
wide open
into these most
delicious years:)
-Jennifer

S. Etole said...

Love the passion of this poem and your photo.

Sweet Tea said...

Sad to me. :-(

Tracy said...

This one stirs me up so much--the fierce passion of it! I don't think I'll be raging...cry, most likely, but mostly smile, I hope for having been so lucky to be alive even for a while and amongst so much love. :o) Glorying in this dazzling sunset image too, Relyn--WOW! Happy Days ((HUGS))

krista said...

oh, i really needed to re-read this one today. thank you.

Elyse said...

We read this in Creative Writing! I picture an old Irishman at sea.
Beautiful photo.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Happy Holiday to you, Relyn! Hope it's been a wonderful weekend.
Kirsten

Patti said...

Stunning picture and poem! Hope your year is going well and it is all you want it to be~ Hugs!

Connie said...

Lovely photo! Dylan Thomas poetry = bittersweet.

christinelaennec said...

Sigh! You pick the best poems, Relyn. And what a great photo to accompany this one.

Jeanie said...

I love Dylan Thomas -- and this is a favorite. Thank you.

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