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Yet At The Last

Rating: 2.8

Yet at the last, ere our spearmen had found him,
Yet at the last, ere a sword-thrust could save,
Yet at the last, with his masters around him,
He spoke of the Faith as a master to slave.
Yet at the last, though the Kafirs had maimed him,
Broken by bondage and wrecked by the reiver,
Yet at the last, tho' the darkness had claimed him,
He called upon Allah, and died a Believer!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 January 2020

Kipling wrote this poem when he resided in India, a great country of different religions, so is tha background of this excellent poem. I love to read this delightful poem, yet with a tragic end. Kipling wanted to show the many religions and this warrior was loyal to his Islamic religion (the word Allah here) till his last breath! Loved reading this poem!

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Ramesh T A 26 January 2020

Endurance to the last! Brave death! Nice tribute!

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Rajnish Manga 26 January 2020

The background of the poem is not clear but it shows the rivalry between two warriors belonging to different religions. The defeated warrior has the satisfaction of defending his faith. Loved reading the poem.

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Mahtab Bangalee 26 January 2020

I think this poem is written on the true strong believer who believes that there are an Almighty whose mercy can make us strong alive before the any utmost inversion///

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Edward Kofi Louis 26 January 2020

Spear and sword to kill! ! Yet at the last he died! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Michael Walker 26 January 2020

It's so good to read Kipling again. Effective repetition of 'Yet at the last' and lines ending 'him'. Also a fair-minded poem about the faith of a Muslim-ill treated but still has faith in Allah. One of Kipling's best poems I think.

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paul amrod 26 January 2020

A very dedicated trustworthy servant of Allah his Counselor.

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Dr Antony Theodore 26 January 2020

Yet at the last, tho' the darkness had claimed him, He called upon Allah, and died a Believer! faith goes into the core of a human being. tony

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Aniruddha Pathak 26 January 2020

With such fine art of repetition the poem puts forward the faith and belief of a believer who dies a believer. A lovely poem.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 January 2020

CONGRATULATIONS to the family of the late poet, being chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day. A 10 Superscore for this lovely sad poem.

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