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Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

False Dawn


To-night, God knows what thing shall tide,
The Earth is racked and fain--
Expectant, sleepless, open-eyed;
And we, who from the Earth were made,
Thrill with our Mother's pain.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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