Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

401. In the House of Suddhoo 1/3/2003
402. In Springtime 1/3/2003
403. In Error 1/3/2003
404. If 12/31/2002
405. I Keep Six Honest... 1/3/2003
406. Hymn to Physical Pain 1/3/2003
407. Hymn Before Action 12/31/2002
408. Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack 1/3/2003
409. How the Whale Got His Throat 1/3/2003
410. How the Rhinoceros got His Skin 1/3/2003
411. How the Leopard Got His Spots 1/3/2003
412. How the Camel Got His Hump 1/3/2003
413. How It All Began 1/3/2003
414. How Fear Came 1/3/2003
415. His Wedded Wife 1/3/2003
416. His Apologies 3/24/2010
417. Heriot's Ford 1/3/2003
418. Helen All Alone 1/3/2003
419. Harp Song of the Dane Women 1/3/2003
420. Half-Ballad of Waterval 1/3/2003

The First Chantey

Mine was the woman to me, darkling I found her;
Haling her dumb from the camp, took her and bound her.
Hot rose her tribe on our track ere I had proved her;
Hearing her laugh in the gloom, greatly I loved her.

Swift through the forest we ran; none stood to guard us,
Few were my people and far; then the flood barred us --
Him we call Son of the Sea, sullen and swollen.
Panting we waited the death, stealer and stolen.

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