Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

In Error - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

They burnt a corpse upon the sand--
The light shone out afar;
It guided home the plunging dhows
That beat from Zanzibar.
Spirit of Fire, where'er Thy altars rise,
Thou art the Light of Guidance to our eyes!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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