Poem: “Do Not Go Gentle …”

This is Dylan Thomas reading his own poem — “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” —  about the death of his father.

Not only is this a profound poem about life and death, but much of its strength comes from the villanelle form, a form that is notoriously hard to write well but which suits this piece down to the ground.

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