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National poetry Day - Light

We will be celebrating National Poetry Day on Thursday; you can join in by sharing your favourite poem or even writing your own. This year's theme is light.

We will be celebrating National Poetry Day on Thursday; you can join in by sharing your favourite poem or even writing your own. This year's theme is light.

Mrs. Atkin-Nash's favourite 'Light' Poem:

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night - Poem by 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 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.

Mrs. Johnson's favourite poem:

White Scottie
A friendly wee Scottie, 
of white heather too.
To bring you ‘good luck’ 
And good fortune to you.

Mrs. Grierson's favourite 'Light' poem:

He Wishes For The Cloths Of Heaven
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

William Butler Yeats

Please get involved on our Facebook Page: Middlewich High School, where we will be posting our favourite poems about 'Light'.