Tuesday, September 23, 2008

You Can Have Whatever You Allow to Be.

"Do not go gentle into that goodnight" was written by a son to his dying father, to convince him to fight against imminent death.

I take a tiny liberty with Dylan Thomas' words.

Don't go blindly into that good night. Do not go disconnected into that good night.

Don't think you are shut off.

Don't think you can do nothing.

Don't think that's the way it is.

Don't think.

Get down with being. Human.

I reprint the entire poem written by Dylan Thomas.

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 the 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.


What would you say?

Don't go ______________________ into that goodnight.

Let me know.
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