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Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Poems of Rudyard Kipling

481. The Three-Decker 12/31/2002
482. The Threshold 12/31/2002
483. The Totem 12/31/2002
484. The Tour 12/31/2002
485. The Truce of the Bear 12/31/2002
486. The Two-Sided Man 12/31/2002
487. The Ubique 3/29/2010
488. The Undertakers 1/3/2003
489. The Undertaker's Horse.. 1/1/2004
490. The Vampire 12/31/2002
491. The Verdicts 12/31/2002
492. The Verdicts [Jutland] 3/29/2010
493. The Veterans 12/31/2002
494. The Vineyard 12/31/2002
495. The Virginity 12/31/2002
496. The Voortrekker 3/29/2010
497. The Wage-Slaves 12/31/2002
498. The Watcher 1/3/2003
499. The Way Through the Woods 12/31/2002
500. The Wet Litany 12/31/2002

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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