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Audio: Dylan Thomas reads “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….

“Do not go gentle into that good night” is the most famous poem of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914–1953). Listening to this recording of the villanelle, posted by Don Yorty, we can easily understand why Thomas was a popular performer in Britain and America.

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4 comments on “Audio: Dylan Thomas reads “Do not go gentle into that good night”

  1. Anne Nash Wallach
    August 6, 2016

    Yes than You!

    Like

  2. Edison Jennings
    August 4, 2016

    He set the bar awfully high for those of us who want to write poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Charlie Brice
    August 4, 2016

    He set the bar awfully high for those of us who like to write villanelles. Thanks for posting, Michael. Thomas is one of my favorites.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. triciaknoll
    August 4, 2016

    Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

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