Rudyard Kipling Poems

Hit Title Date Added
71.
A Pageant Of Elizabeth

Written for "The Pageant of Parliament," 1934


Like Princes crowned they bore them--
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72.
Our Lady Of The Sackcloth

There was a Priest at Philae,
Tongue-tied, feeble, and old;
And the daily prayer to the Virgin
Was all the Office he could.
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73.
As The Bell Clinks

As I left the Halls at Lumley, rose the vision of a comely
Maid last season worshipped dumbly, watched with fervor from afar;
And I wondered idly, blindly, if the maid would greet me kindly.
That was all -- the rest was settled by the clinking tonga-bar.
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74.
Mesopotamia

1917


They shall not return to us, the resolute, the young,
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75.
A Song Of Kabir

Oh, light was the world that he weighed in his hands!
Oh, heavy the tale of his fiefs and his lands!
He has gone from the guddee and put on the shroud,
And departed in guise of bairagi avowed!
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76.
A Song In Storm

1914-18


Be well assured that on our side
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77.
Death Of A Believer

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.
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78.
A British-Roman Song

(A. D. 406)
"A Centurion of the Thirtieth"
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79.
A Departure

Since first the White Horse Banner blew free,
By Hengist's horde unfurled,
Nothing has changed on land or sea
Of the things that steer the world.
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80.
Barrack-Room Ballads

When 'Omer smote 'is bloomin' lyre,
He'd 'eard men sing by land an' sea;
An' what he thought 'e might require,
'E went an' took -- the same as me!
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