The Feels – April 15

This will be especially potent if you like Lord of the Rings and are a man.

1. Play this video on YouTube in the background by clicking this link: Khazud-dum loop.

2. Listen to that as you you read this poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night” 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.

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3 thoughts on “The Feels – April 15

  1. My wife and I watched “Interstellar” on Sunday night in which this poem was referenced and read a few times. It reminded me of Captain Kirk’s, I mean Admiral Kirk’s dilemma in The Wrath of Kahn.

    “I’m your doctor and I’m your friend, Jim. Get back your command. Get it back before you really do grow old. Before you turn into part of this collection.”

    I think Thomas was going after what Kirk found in the last scene of the film.

    “Young. I feel young, Doctor.”

    Kirk didn’t go gently into the night and rage against apathy can be good.

    I need that reminder from time to time. The last couple of weeks have been one of those times.

    I’ve been reminded, twice.

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