Do not go gentle…

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

– Dylan Thomas

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From Wikipedia

Born 27 October 1914, Uplands, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Died 9 November 1953 (aged 39),  New York City, United States

Occupation Poet and writer
Literary movement Modernism, Neo-romanticism
Spouse(s) Caitlin Macnamara (m. 1937–1953, his death)
Children Llewelyn Edouard Thomas (1939–2000)
Aeronwy Bryn Thomas (1943–2009)
Colm Garan Hart Thomas (1949-2012)

Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems, “Do not go gentle into that good night”, “And death shall have no dominion”, the “play for voices”, Under Milk Wood, and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.

He became popular in his lifetime, and remained popular after his death; partly due to his larger than life character, and his reputation for drinking to excess.

 

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One thought on “Do not go gentle…

  1. February 20, 1950: Welsh poet Dylan Thomas arrived in New York 63 years ago today, where he began an American speaking tour that cemented his reputation as a literary genius and epic imbiber.

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