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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
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


Comments about Invictus by William Ernest Henley

  • Veteran Poet - 1,089 Points Abdalla Juma Shenga (7/16/2015 2:37:00 PM)

    i am the master of my soul. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,030 Points Ovi-enita Odiete (7/13/2015 8:45:00 PM)

    Such an enthralling poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 724 Points Briony Nicholls (7/9/2015 5:37:00 AM)

    This is a poem with an irresistible and inspiring message, that is for certain. Yet in spite of its strong assertion that we are indeed the captain of our soul, we are reminded of instances when this may not be entirely true. The effect is like the well known basic law of physics - whatever force is applied against a brick wall, the brick wall applies equal force in opposition so that both are cancelled out. That is how I find myself reacting to this poem. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Fate

  1. 1. Invictus , William Ernest Henley
  2. 2. A Frog's Fate , Christina Georgina Rossetti
  3. 3. The Appointed Time , Aeschylus
  4. 4. Fate , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. 5. The Cloud Of Fate , Bacchylides
  6. 6. Fortune's Favour , Leonidas of Tarentum
  7. 7. Behind The Blameless Trees , Rainer Maria Rilke
  8. 8. Fate , Theognis of Megara
  9. 9. Fate, The Jester , Arthur Guiterman
  10. 10. Destiny , Evelyn Scott
  11. 11. The Shears Of Fate , Omar Khayyam
  12. 12. Helen's Soliloqy (All's Well That Ends W.. , William Shakespeare
  13. 13. Nemesis , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  14. 14. Not To Be Born 'Twere Best , Bacchylides
  15. 15. Fate , Carolyn Wells
  16. 16. Fate Slew Him, But He Did Not Drop , Emily Dickinson
  17. 17. Fate (Savitri, Part Two, Book Seven) , Sri Aurobindo
  18. 18. A Critical Span , abhimanyu kumar.s
  19. 19. Threnody , Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. 20. The Rape Of The Lock: Canto 3 , Alexander Pope
  21. 21. Paradise Lost: Book 02 , John Milton
  22. 22. The Corsair , George Gordon Byron
  23. 23. Metamorphoses: Book The Eighth , Ovid
  24. 24. Beowulf , Charles Baudelaire
  25. 25. Metamorphoses: Book The Eleventh , Ovid
  26. 26. The Song Of The Widow , Rainer Maria Rilke
  27. 27. Metamorphoses: Book The Seventh , Ovid
  28. 28. Prelude - Tristan And Isolde , Algernon Charles Swinburne
  29. 29. To A Mountain Daisy , Robert Burns
  30. 30. Metamorphoses: Book The Sixth , Ovid
  31. 31. Metamorphoses: Book The Thirteenth , Ovid
  32. 32. The Four Seasons : Summer , James Thomson
  33. 33. Lara , George Gordon Byron
  34. 34. Metamorphoses: Book The Tenth , Ovid
  35. 35. Metamorphoses: Book The Ninth , Ovid
  36. 36. Metamorphoses: Book The Twelfth , Ovid
  37. 37. ' Epigram 101 ' , Ency Bearis
  38. 38. Fate , Narendra Kuppan
  39. 39. Fate And Fortune , Dr. Tulsi Hanumanthu
  40. 40. The Golden Age , Alfred Austin
  41. 41. The City Of Dreadful Night , James Thomson
  42. 42. Lara. A Tale , George Gordon Byron
  43. 43. Life's Lesson Book , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  44. 44. The Abencerrage : Canto Iii. , Felicia Dorothea Hemans
  45. 45. Wishing -- Or Fate And I , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  46. 46. The Saddest Fate , Anonymous Americas
  47. 47. The Episode Of Nisus And Euryalus , George Gordon Byron
  48. 48. The Dream , Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Nor ..
  49. 49. Palamon And Arcite; Or, The Knight's Tal.. , John Dryden
  50. 50. The Ship That Never Returned , Henry Clay Work
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