Rudyard Kipling Poems
- The English Flag Above the portico a flag-staff, bearing the ...
- Back To The Army Again I'm 'ere in a ticky ulster an' a ...
- Hymn Before Action The earth is full of anger, The seas are...
- The Widow At Windsor 'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor ...
- The Ship That Found Herself We now, held in ...
- The Wishing-Caps Life's all getting and giving, ...
- The First Chantey Mine was the woman to me, darkling I found ...
an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), Just So Stories (1902) (1894), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including Mandalay ... more »
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''What is a woman that you forsake her,Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Puck of Pook's Hill (l. 1-3). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday...
And the hearth-fire and the home-acre,
To go with the old grey Widow-maker?''
''Cities and Thrones and PowersRudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Puck of Pook's Hill (l. 1-4). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday...
Stand in Time's eye,
Almost as long as flowers,
Which daily die:''
''She has no strong white arms to fold you,Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Puck of Pook's Hill (l. 7-9). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday...
But the ten-times-fingering weed to hold you
Out on the rocks where the tide has rolled you.''
'''Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.''Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. Pyecroft, in "Mrs. Bathurst," Traffics and Discoveries (1904). Referring to Mrs. Bathurst.
''A people always ends by resembling its shadow.''Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. quoted in Maurois, The Art of Writing, "The Writer's Craft," sct. 2 (1960). Said to author and ...
The First Chantey
Mine was the woman to me, darkling I found her;
Haling her dumb from the camp, took her and bound her.
Hot rose her tribe on our track ere I had proved her;
Hearing her laugh in the gloom, greatly I loved her.
Swift through the forest we ran; none stood to guard us,
Few were my people and far; then the flood barred us --
Him we call Son of the Sea, sullen and swollen.
Panting we waited the death, stealer and stolen.
Yet ere they came to my lance laid for the slaughter,
Lightly she leaped to a log lapped in the water;
Holding on high and apart skins that ...