Do not go gentle into that good night  

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"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night," a villanelle composed in 1951, is considered to be among the finest works by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914–1953). Originally published in the journal Botteghe Oscure in 1952, it also appeared as part of the collection In Country Sleep. Written for his dying father, it is one of Thomas's most-quoted works.

The poem has no title other than its first line, "Do not go gentle into that good night," a line which appears as a refrain throughout the poem. The poem's other equally famous refrain is "Rage, rage against the dying of the light."




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