William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Invictus - Poem by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
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Comments about Invictus by William Ernest Henley

  • (11/16/2017 10:52:00 AM)


    One of my favorites. It re-energizes me when I'm down. (Report) Reply

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  • Eljess Rey Cadiz (11/14/2017 2:53:00 AM)


    great its remebering (Report) Reply

  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/8/2017 12:17:00 AM)


    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

    I loved these lines.
    Lofty thoughts! Very philosophical lines by William Ernest Henley
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  • Angela Cox (11/7/2017 8:14:00 PM)


    ahhh! this is the best! i love it so much (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2017 6:45:00 PM)


    the soul has muscles... (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2017 3:48:00 PM)


    Its all about the message! Great poem (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2017 1:59:00 PM)


    A masterpiece! One of the most moving poems I have ever read. It fuels the mind and soul to soar! (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (11/7/2017 3:22:00 AM)


    A classic of a poem. Beautiful images. Just a great poem in my eyes. (Report) Reply

  • Ruta Mohapatra (11/7/2017 2:44:00 AM)


    'My head is bloody, but unbowed'- How brave! What a triumph of human spirit! A great poem from a great poet. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/7/2017 1:41:00 AM)


    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.... insightful write. Beautiful poem shared.
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/2/2017 12:42:00 PM)


    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.
    Nicely penned poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • Kyvin Nash (9/28/2017 12:37:00 AM)


    Poured out spirit...of a true soldier...+10 one of the best in writ in poetry, lovely piece! (Report) Reply

  • Martin Moore (9/26/2017 2:32:00 AM)


    what an unbelievably simple yet poignant poem.. W.E. Henley A master of language. (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/6/2017 1:50:00 PM)


    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
    Nice poem.10
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/1/2017 10:28:00 AM)


    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
    Wow.. nicely written poem.
    Thanks for sharing it.
    10+++
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  • Joshua Adeyemi (4/23/2017 3:26:00 PM)


    Determination, fearlessness,
    Tis all we need to be successful.
    Good compositin.
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  • (4/3/2017 4:47:00 AM)


    His mind is without fear Courage is the best virtue. He has realised that his soul is invincible..He is advising all of us to develop such strong mind.Circumstances has taken him in its octopus grip, but he is not crying.His head is bleeding of burden of bad chances, but he keeps his head high.He says he is the master of his fate and captain of his soul. (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2017 11:08:00 PM)


    I recited Invictus as part of our seventh grade regional forensics contest and was awarded 2nd place. Always
    loved the poem.
    Take heart! Never give up. Never surrender. (Galaxy Quest)
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  • (2/16/2017 12:48:00 PM)


    Amazing (Report) Reply

  • (2/13/2017 4:12:00 PM)


    I love it (Report) Reply



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