Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Primary Category: Literature / Poetry
- Chen, Irene
- Aull, Felice
- Date of entry: Jan-24-2003
A son beseeches his elderly father to fight, rather than accept, death: "Do not go gentle into that good night." He gives examples of how "wise men," "good men," "wild men," and "grave men" "rage against the dying of the light," and begs his father to do the same.
First published: 1951
The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas