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

  • (9/14/2005 2:21:00 PM)


    This is my favorite poem of all time. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/15/2005 8:52:00 AM)


    This is bar none a poem in a class of its own! ! !
    I consider it my salvation (part of it) in a dark period of my life.
    You can actually draw strenght from reading this.
    an 11.0!

    Ronberge
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  • (5/3/2005 10:12:00 PM)


    Invictus is one of a kind.......i love this poem................it's my favorite! (Report) Reply

  • (5/3/2005 10:09:00 PM)


    Invictus is one of a kind.......i love this poem................it's my favorite! (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2005 2:44:00 AM)


    it's just so empowering... my favorite poem.... i feel like i'm superman.. or the Queen of the world... (Report) Reply

  • (1/19/2005 7:07:00 PM)


    Henley just made my day. (Report) Reply

  • (6/5/2004 5:55:00 PM)


    Henley was a friend of Stevenson but the latter's marriage caused trouble. They drifted apart. (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2004 1:23:00 PM)


    Henley had tuberculosis in his joints and was confined to bed. He wrote this piece as a fight against illness. (Report) Reply

  • (5/22/2004 3:13:00 AM)


    written during or just after Henley entered Edinburgh hospital, where Joseph Lister the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, saved his remaining foot. Where also he met his future wife, Anna Boyle. (Report) Reply



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