Pixabay it about rage that makes it a necessary emotion? A cleansing, fierce, tumultuous necessity? Temper capricious, it could be peevish. Anger is, well, anger; the word seems more docile and well-behaved than “rage”, there’s something tight-lipped and cold about it. And no matter many dictionaries suggest that rage is just another handy synonym for anything ranging from a tantrum to a riot, ’d say rage stands alone – a flame, a force, irresistible to writers and poets seeking a place where their furies can be matched by a word large enough, furious enough and yes, strong enough. When Dylan Thomas wrote Do not go gentle into that good night (151) he gave mourning an atmospheric so electric, it ceased to be mourning and turned instead into a rallying cry, a rousing hymnal. Wise men, good men, wild men, grave men, he exhorts all them to “Rage, rage against the dying the light.” To behave contrary to conventional wisdom, not accept death meekly, and believe that “Old age should burn and rave at close day”. In the closing stanza where he directly addresses his father, sorrow bursts through, and yet, […]