Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

With just under two months left until the release of REACHED, I thought we could do a little throwback. As you may know, the poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas is a big part of the books.

To refresh your memory, the first verse of the poem was secretly contained in the compact which Cassia’s grandfather gave her. It was not one of the 100 Poems and was, therefore, illegal to have or know. Cassia ends up sharing the poem with Ky which plays a big part in the formation of their relationship. She destroyed the paper afterwards but they both remembered the words and kept them as a shared secret between the two of them.

So here’s the full poem by Dylan Thomas, if you’ve never read it.

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 that 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.

Maybe the rest of the verses can foreshadow some events to come in REACHED? Remember REACHED comes out on November 13th.

Source: PoemHunter.com

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