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A Code Of Morals

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Now Jones had left his new-wed bride to keep his house in order,
And hied away to the Hurrum Hills above the Afghan border,
To sit on a rock with a heliograph; but ere he left he taught
His wife the working of the Code that sets the miles at naught.

And Love had made him very sage, as Nature made her fair;
So Cupid and Apollo linked , per heliograph, the pair.
At dawn, across the Hurrum Hills, he flashed her counsel wise --
At e'en, the dying sunset bore her busband's homilies.

He warned her 'gainst seductive youths in scarlet clad and gold,
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Dr Antony Theodore 14 December 2020

And Love had made him very sage, as Nature made her fair; So Cupid and Apollo linked, per heliograph, the pair. At dawn, across the Hurrum Hills, he flashed her counsel wise - At e'en, the dying sunset bore her busband's homilies. A very fine poem. tony

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Britte Ninad 09 August 2018

read, read, read and read thousands time the great Rudyard Kipling

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Kiran Pillai 30 May 2018

That was a little tense though. So thankful for internet now.

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Seamus O Brian 09 December 2016

Kipling's works showcase a genius for rhyme and meter that so effortlessly accentuate the colorful tales he tells. I will always consider him one of the finest architects of rhyming poetry.

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Madhabi Banerjee 08 November 2016

nice and an interesting poem

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Oduro Bright Amoh 10 November 2015

His sense of humour was always in place. I love this

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John Richter 03 November 2014

hahahaha! I would say that Mr. Kipling enjoyed a rather fastidious humor.... And I enjoyed it here in this poem quite abundantly too.... Though a quarter of the way through I needed to stop and look up the word heliograph.... Only a matter of technological difference between he and we.... Today the faux pas might have been the general overhearing it on a cell phone set to speaker mode...

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Arun Kumar G 06 June 2014

a subtle showcase of love prestented with appreciable humour. The General isnt very immoral afterall, for he let him be. Have always been a fan of Kippling :)

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Stephen W 05 June 2014

Very funny indeed: -)

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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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