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tawnyblue
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i have been trying to find the poet and poem from the crazy movie with rodney dangerfield..school's out or something like that. this poem is recited in the movie. pls email me the poet/poem...thanks!
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I hope this is the poem you were thinking of, itís probably the most famous villanelle ever written. Itís also by one of my favorite Poets.


Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
(from Rodney's Oral Exam in "Back to School")


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.

Through 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.

by Dylan Thomas


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Yes, I admit your general rule. That every poet is a fool:
But I myself may serve to show it. That every fool is not a poet.

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