Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

461. Darzee's Chount 1/3/2003
462. Danny Deever 12/31/2002
463. Dane-Geld 1/3/2003
464. Cupid's Arrows 1/3/2003
465. Cuckoo Song 1/3/2003
466. Cruisers 1/3/2003
467. Covenant 1/3/2003
468. Contradictions 1/3/2003
469. Common Form 3/29/2010
470. Columns 1/3/2003
471. Cold Iron 1/3/2003
472. Cleared 12/31/2002
473. Cities and Thrones and Powers 1/3/2003
474. Christmas in India 1/3/2003
475. Cholera Camp 12/31/2002
476. Chant-Pagan 1/3/2003
477. Certain Maxims of Hafiz 1/3/2003
478. Cells 12/31/2002
479. Carmen Circulare 1/3/2003
480. Cain and Abel 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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