In this headline:

" Gentle Into That Good Night? Not Boris Johnson.

The British prime minister may be leaving Downing Street, but few expect him to cede the spotlight, or abandon the prospect of regaining his position."

is "Gentle Into That Good Night" a reference or does it have a cultural/local meaning?

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    The poem by Dylan Thomas is called: Do not go gentle into that good night. It is easy to google.
    – Lambie
    Aug 3, 2022 at 13:25

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It is a reference to a well-known poem by Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night in which he exhorts his elderly father not to accept death willingly.

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