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(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Invictus

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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  • Daniel Joyson (8/1/2012 7:53:00 AM)

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  • Mark Trajano (7/16/2012 11:36:00 AM)

    this poem is... so empowering; light and simple it may be it's essence is immeasurable.

  • Amanda Mckinnon (7/11/2012 10:19:00 PM)

    I love this poem....one of my favorites.

  • Marquel Patrick (7/8/2012 12:14:00 AM)

    I climb out of a pit of darkness into the light and can't help but to fear what's beyond what the eye can see
    but then I realized it is no match for the greatness I am to be

  • Shivendra Sangwan (5/16/2012 11:10:00 AM)

    http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=FozhZHuAcCs listen to it, Morgan Freeman amplifies the effect

  • Shivendra Sangwan (5/16/2012 11:09:00 AM)

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  • Ben Sabourin (5/8/2012 6:48:00 PM)

    a testament to the fact that all humans posses amazing strength
    it's a shame that some don't find it inside of them

  • Cassandra Gillespie (5/8/2012 12:38:00 PM)

    My fiance was killed in a car accident while I was 7 months pregnant. Now I'm a single mother to our 6 mo son, and am just beginning to feel joy again. I recently heard this poem for the first time, and I find myself reading it over and over some days. It helps renew my strength and reminds me not to fear the future.

  • Zofie Wingmaker (4/5/2012 11:40:00 AM)

    I love this poem. Out of all the ones my teacher is making us recite this is my overall favorite! ! ! ! ! I wish William was still alive so I could ask him some questions.

  • Paulina Sbrocchi (3/9/2012 11:36:00 PM)

    Invictus
    by William Ernest Henley

    A testament to the indomitable human spirit!
    A promise of hope above all trials.

    There is freedom of choice in all experience because ultimately we define our own destinies!

    Love the power of the message in this poem!

    Paulina D. Sbrocchi

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