Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

481. By Word of Mouth 1/3/2003
482. By the Hoof of the Wild Goat 1/3/2003
483. Butterflies 1/3/2003
484. Buddha at Kamakura 12/31/2002
485. Brown Bess 1/3/2003
486. Brookland Road 1/3/2003
487. Bridge-Guard in the Karroo 1/3/2003
488. Boots 12/31/2002
489. Bobs 1/3/2003
490. Blue Roses 1/3/2003
491. Birds Of Prey March 12/31/2002
492. Bill 'Awkins 12/31/2002
493. Belts 12/31/2002
494. Before a Midnight Breaks in Storm 1/3/2003
495. Beast and Man in India 1/3/2003
496. Barrack-Room Ballads 12/31/2002
497. Banquet Night 12/31/2002
498. Ballad of Fisher's Boarding-House 1/3/2003
499. Back to the Army Again 1/3/2003
500. Azrael's Count 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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