William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Invictus - Poem by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
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Comments about Invictus by William Ernest Henley

  • (11/18/2016 12:44:00 PM)

    Facing Fear Head-on
    I understand this poem so clearly living a life full in the Fell Clutch of Circumstance. We have to accept whatever life throws at us with strength, dignity, and sometimes anger, never giving in. And when we find ourselves thinking about letting go when we are in the Horror of the Shade, we somehow have to move forward, It Matters Not How Strait The Gait, How Charged With Punishments The Scroll, because We Are The Masters Of Our Fate, The Captain Of Our Soul. It is our life and we need purpose of strength to let others know we deserve dignity, even in our darkest moments. I believe this to be one of the greatest poems of our society, that with a few words can stir within us the courage that we do not believe we possess. These words take away my darkness for a short while giving me time to think about what I have that circumstances in life cannot take! (Report) Reply

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  • (11/16/2016 1:07:00 PM)


    powerful presentation .... (Report) Reply

  • R Soos (11/15/2016 7:36:00 AM)

    tight
    good to have memorized for the days we face struggle (Report) Reply

  • Johnmark O Okechukwu (11/7/2016 10:46:00 PM)


    Very nice choice of words and great motivation! No giving up....bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (11/7/2016 9:31:00 AM)


    I am the master of my fate: , I am the captain of my soul. Well said, Sir. For good or bad, you are your own master and also your destiny too is in your own hands. Thanks for the thought provoking quite philosophical poem. (Report) Reply

  • Vevonulu Cho-o (11/7/2016 8:17:00 AM)

    Write title
    I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul Nice lines. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2016 5:39:00 AM)


    self motivating lines...
    good one sir...
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (11/7/2016 2:46:00 AM)

    Out of the night
    I am the captain of my soul! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (11/7/2016 2:30:00 AM)

    fate master
    I am the master of my fate, great/ (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (11/7/2016 12:39:00 AM)


    This poem gifts the reader a great slogan to say boldly I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul. impressive, catchy poem- 10
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  • Robert Murray Smith (11/7/2016 12:32:00 AM)


    A good plsin English poem. We are our own masters. (Report) Reply

  • Earnest Gatuma (11/6/2016 9:09:00 AM)


    Victory indeed is under my control: So encouraging. I love this poem it is so motivating. (Report) Reply

  • Neptune Barman (10/23/2016 7:17:00 AM)


    Very good imagination in the poetry.Each lines hides a story behind. (Report) Reply

  • (9/28/2016 2:15:00 PM)


    my favourite poem of all tine (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (9/2/2016 5:34:00 PM)


    Very inspirational write indeed. (Report) Reply

  • (6/2/2016 7:36:00 AM)


    One of my favorites, too. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case (5/17/2016 3:12:00 PM)


    Powerful....I shall rise again. (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2016 12:38:00 PM)


    Dynamic! Powerful! (Report) Reply

  • (5/17/2016 7:26:00 AM)


    Can someone explain to me why it's a freedom poem? (Report) Reply

    Jim O'quinn (12/9/2016 10:17:00 PM)

    Read DESTINY by Alvin Townley and you'll know, without doubt.

    R Soos R Soos (11/15/2016 7:39:00 AM)

    freedom is something we feel within despite the circumstances happening around us =: -)

  • Woru Sulyman (4/9/2016 5:28:00 PM)


    a real inspiration seasoned with enough conviction.
    for I am the master of my fate
    for I am the captain of my soul.
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