Also, you mean 'imagery', not 'imaginary'. Was that phone auto-correct/complete again?
Auto cucumber. And yes it's conveying the right feeling I'm looking for. What translation of "Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light" into French works. I've seen it literally but I don't think it's effective. I'll have to bite the bullet and buy a book. And thanks for taking the time to respond.