Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Remembering Dylan Thomas' Do not Go Gentle into That Good Night

the flickering light ignites a fear
the menacing billowing dimness
evokes a fear that the light would
join the darkness to obliterate a dream
there as it flickers - a little yellow lady
kneeling in ferocious prayers -
almost to its last, another set of fire
bursts into action and rages in a towering
inferno against the dying of the light
against the dying of a wish, against
the dying of a torch of courage that
has kept this poetic path alighted
in the worst of storms

by john tiong chunghoo
inspired by Dylan Thomas'
Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Gemini Featherstone (1/12/2009 8:27:00 PM) Oh my God. I love the Dylan Thomas poem, but your poem was AMAZING! ! ! The metaphor, the imagery, the feeling... everything about it was perfect. I love the 'little yellow lady' line! Words elude me. Great job!

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