Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

In Error - Poem by Rudyard Kipling

They burnt a corpse upon the sand--
The light shone out afar;
It guided home the plunging dhows
That beat from Zanzibar.
Spirit of Fire, where'er Thy altars rise,
Thou art the Light of Guidance to our eyes!


Comments about In Error by Rudyard Kipling

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/3/2017 1:15:00 PM)


    The light shone out afar;
    It guided home the plunging dhows
    Beautiful poem, thanks poet.
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  • M Sagnik Das (5/21/2017 11:44:00 AM)


    nice poem................... (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (4/21/2017 12:03:00 PM)


    Good poem.............. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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