Sunday, May 5, 2013

Death 4 - Go Gently

One night, visiting Lee “Baby” Simms, the guy who inspired me to get into radio, we revisited this piece on death by Dylan Thomas.

The villanelle implies that one should not die without fighting for one’s life, or afterlife. While the Welsh poet concedes that death is unavoidable, he encourages all men to fight it, not only for their own sake, but to give closure and hope to the family they leave behind.

It used to convey my feelings about death, but now that I’ve seen so much pain in the dying process, my wish is that we all go gently into that good night…

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