March 30, 2005

A bit of poetry

First, from 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.

And from Tennyson:


Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

And yes, these two poems are in keeping with my theme the last couple of weeks.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 07:25 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Interesting choice of poems.

Posted by: vw bug at March 30, 2005 08:55 PM (rhlNH)

2 Excellent choice of poems.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at March 31, 2005 04:28 AM (0XThq)

3 Thanks Andrea. They're two of my favorites and, unfortunately, on topic these days. At this point, I want Terri's suffering to end. Her final appeal will be the highest authority there is. Somehow, I believe that He will be sympathetic to her case.

Posted by: physics geek at March 31, 2005 02:11 PM (Xvrs7)

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