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

  • (7/8/2012 12:14:00 AM)


    I climb out of a pit of darkness into the light and can't help but to fear what's beyond what the eye can see
    but then I realized it is no match for the greatness I am to be
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  • (5/16/2012 11:10:00 AM)


    http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=FozhZHuAcCs listen to it, Morgan Freeman amplifies the effect (Report) Reply

  • (5/16/2012 11:09:00 AM)


    http: //www.youtube.com/watch? v=FozhZHuAcCs listen to it, Morgan Freeman amplifies the effect (Report) Reply

  • (5/8/2012 6:48:00 PM)


    a testament to the fact that all humans posses amazing strength
    it's a shame that some don't find it inside of them
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  • (5/8/2012 12:38:00 PM)


    My fiance was killed in a car accident while I was 7 months pregnant. Now I'm a single mother to our 6 mo son, and am just beginning to feel joy again. I recently heard this poem for the first time, and I find myself reading it over and over some days. It helps renew my strength and reminds me not to fear the future. (Report) Reply

  • (4/5/2012 11:40:00 AM)


    I love this poem. Out of all the ones my teacher is making us recite this is my overall favorite! ! ! ! ! I wish William was still alive so I could ask him some questions. (Report) Reply

  • (3/9/2012 11:36:00 PM)


    Invictus
    by William Ernest Henley

    A testament to the indomitable human spirit!
    A promise of hope above all trials.

    There is freedom of choice in all experience because ultimately we define our own destinies!

    Love the power of the message in this poem!

    Paulina D. Sbrocchi
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  • (3/2/2012 8:43:00 AM)


    Such a brilliant poem! I once studied this during the Adair Research Classical English Week - made such a change to my attitude to work, and it infected most of my lab!

    You could say poetry is the best virus of all ;) (These captcha codes get get awfully ironic sometimes don't they? RTJxGJFF was the worst I've seen!)
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  • (2/24/2012 12:49:00 PM)


    this poem means a lot to me, especially the last stanza, which basically says you rule your own live no one can tell you what to do (Report) Reply

  • (2/6/2012 9:56:00 AM)


    I also am an amputee and this poem speaks volumes about overcoming all lifes difficulties (Report) Reply

  • Aditi Dutta (2/6/2012 9:15:00 AM)


    This poem gives me the goose bumps every time i read it. A very impactive write...the words simply cut through the heart and leave their mark there for ever. (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2012 10:33:00 PM)


    Inspirational. It makes you understand the character of Nelson Mandela, Maravilloso, Lleno de corage (Report) Reply

  • (2/2/2012 10:56:00 AM)


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

    -i aboslutely LOVE this
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  • Brianna Winebarger (1/20/2012 10:14:00 AM)


    THis poem is excellent and soulful. words can't describe it (Report) Reply

  • (1/14/2012 6:33:00 AM)


    Just one word for it 'invigorating' (Report) Reply

  • (1/9/2012 8:35:00 PM)


    Just beautiful. Every time I read it, I feel so much. When I forget, It reminds me of my personal strength; that part of me no burden can wash away. (Report) Reply

  • (1/6/2012 2:11:00 AM)


    Excellent philosophy.. (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2011 12:01:00 PM)


    The last two lines lift it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/13/2011 7:30:00 PM)


    too 'sing-songy'
    read a modern book of poetry
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  • Georgios Venetopoulos (10/12/2011 5:00:00 PM)


    Excellent, someone may say it is close to mine in quality and strength of expression (Report) Reply



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