Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Arterial - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

I

Frost upon small rain--the ebony-lacquered avenue
Reflecting lamps as a pool shows goldfish.
The sight suddenly emptied out of the young man's eyes
Entering upon it sideways.


II

In youth, by hazard, I killed an old man.
In age I maimed a little child.
Dead leaves under Foot reproach not:
But the lop-sided cherry-branch--whenever the sun rises,
How black a shadow!


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    You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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