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A Ballad Of Burial

Rating: 2.9
If down here I chance to die,
Solemnly I beg you take
All that is left of "I"
To the Hills for old sake's sake,
Pack me very thoroughly
In the ice that used to slake
Pegs I drank when I was dry --
This observe for old sake's sake.

To the railway station hie,
There a single ticket take
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Jane Campion 24 June 2019
I love the rhythm in this poem.
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Rajnish Manga 24 June 2019
Beautiful poem with an interesting narrative created around Indian practices, seasonal changes and their impact on life. Let us not forget that Kipling was born in India and spent many years here before moving over to England.
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Julia Luber 24 June 2019
Clever poem about how one's body is treated after death: meaningful and astute.
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Ruta Mohapatra 24 June 2019
Hills are really nice places for one's eternal sleep. Thanks for sharing!
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Edward Kofi Louis 24 June 2019
Mourn the dear departed one! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Ratnakar Mandlik 24 June 2019
A stunning desire about one's own burial after death has been expressed in ter alia giving the minutest details thereof along with reasons behind every thing in this beautifully crafted melody by the great poet. A well deserved classic poem of the Day.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 24 June 2019
It is brilliant poem having touching expression.
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Adeeb Alfateh 24 June 2019
Throw the ashes and the dust. Don't go down at once. I trust You will find excuse to " snake Three days' casual on the bust." Get your fun for old sake's sake. superb great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Bernard F. Asuncion 24 June 2019
One of the best poems by Rudyard Kipling........
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Brian Jani 28 April 2014
You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours
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