Happy Dylan Thomas day!

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So today is the first official Dylan Thomas day here in Wales. On world poetry day I shared with you my favourite poem of his ‘The Hand that Signed the Paper‘  

So, to celebrate today I will share with you my second favourite poem by Dylan Thomas and perhaps one of his most recognisable…

‘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.

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