Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

41. The Winners 12/31/2002
42. The Widow's Party 12/31/2002
43. The Widower 12/31/2002
44. The Widow At Windsor 12/31/2002
45. The White Seal 1/3/2003
46. The White Man's Burden 12/31/2002
47. The Wet Litany 12/31/2002
48. The Way Through the Woods 12/31/2002
49. The Watcher 1/3/2003
50. The Wage-Slaves 12/31/2002
51. The Voortrekker 3/29/2010
52. The Virginity 12/31/2002
53. The Vineyard 12/31/2002
54. The Veterans 12/31/2002
55. The Verdicts [Jutland] 3/29/2010
56. The Verdicts 12/31/2002
57. The Vampire 12/31/2002
58. The Undertaker's Horse.. 1/1/2004
59. The Undertakers 1/3/2003
60. The Ubique 3/29/2010

'Tin Fish'

(Sea Warfare)


The ships destroy us above
And ensnare us beneath.
We arise, we lie down, and we move
In the belly of Death.

The ships have a thousand eyes
To mark where we come . . .
But the mirth of a seaport dies
When our blow gets home.

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