Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Poems of Rudyard Kipling

401. The Mother's Son 1/3/2003
402. The Native Born 1/3/2003
403. The Naulahka 1/1/2004
404. The Necessitarian 1/3/2003
405. The New Knighthood 1/3/2003
406. The North Sea Patrol 1/3/2003
407. The Nursing Sister 1/3/2003
408. The Old Issue 1/3/2003
409. The Oldest Song 1/3/2003
410. The Only Son 1/3/2003
411. The Other Man 1/3/2003
412. The Outlaws 1/3/2003
413. The Overland Mail 1/3/2003
414. The Palace 1/3/2003
415. The Peace of Dives 1/3/2003
416. The Penalty 1/3/2003
417. The Pirates in England 1/3/2003
418. The Playmate 1/3/2003
419. The Plea of the Simla Dancers 1/3/2003
420. The Portent 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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