after Dylan Thomas Let me go gentle into that dark night Let me not rage against the dying light There is another light that beckons me That from this garish light will set me free It softly glows and grows on that far side I hear a hymn that sings with me abide Let me go gentle into that dark night I will not rage against the close of day Let me be like a glowing sunset, pray Sending colours of every rainbow hue From brightest red up to the deepest blue Let me learn from the deathbed of the sun To leave the light and from its brightness run Let me go gentle at the close of day. Now, loved ones, let me wish you fond farewell The time is right; I hear the tolling bell It’s not a knell it has a happy ring Like Christmas bells and voices carolling My heart towards that call is rushing now I’ve lived my life; please let me take that bow And let me gently wish you all farewell. Rohini Sunderam is a Canadian of Indian origin. She is a semi-retired advertising copywriter whose articles and stories have appeared in The Statesman, Calcutta, India, The Globe & Mail, Canada, and The Halifax Chronicle Herald, Nova Scotia, Canada in addition to several Bahrain-based publications. As Zohra Saeed, she is the author of Desert Flower (Publisher: Ex-L-Ence Publishing UK). She was a contributor to the anthology My Beautiful Bahrain (Publisher: Miracle Publishing, Bahrain), More of My Beautiful Bahrain & Poetic Bahrain, (Robin Barratt Publishing UK), Corpoetry – a collection of poems satirising corporate life (Publisher: Ex-L-Ence Publishing).