My salad dressing days


Do not go gentle into that good night
August 1, 2005, 9:47 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

We have friends staying with us now, so there isn’t as much time to blog. I’ve been reading Justine’s blog and a recent post of hers reminded me of a poem by Dylan Thomas that I have been meaning to post for a while. The photo is a holiday snap which I thought might make a nice accompaniment.


Posted by Picasa

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.

Advertisements

4 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Loved it. It reads so well aloud! And he clinches it at the end there with that defiant repetition – what a legend.

I don’t do French – does that mean “The Gardens A-bout The World?”

Comment by Justine

i think it translates as ‘gardens at the end of the world’

Comment by Urban Chick

I love that poem. It’s one of those that always pops up in unexpected times in your life.

Comment by Atreau

One of my favorite poems.
nice site!

Comment by no name




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: