Whats your take on this poem?

Watched Interstellar last night and decided to go look up the Poem that is cited in the movie:

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.

So what is your take on it? What do you think it means? What does it mean to you?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • Always keep fighting to live.

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What Girls Said 1

  • I really like it, I'm into poetry quite a bit and something really catches my attention, it's the part that says "though wise men at their end know dark is right/Because their words have forked no lightning they/do not go gentle into that good night." It basically means to me that even though old people who are dying or just dying people in general know that passing away is right, it's natural, they still do not give up on life and trying to live it while they can because they feel they are not finished and haven't made a lasting impact on the world. That's how it makes me feel. It also makes me think about a dream I had recently that was about me dying and now I know how it feels to be inevitably dying and not being finished with your life here and the feeling is then worst feeling in the world in my opinion.

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