Who is Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling (/ˈrʌdjərd/ RUD-yərd; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888). His poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature, and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

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Rudyard Kipling Poems

  • Si
    Si tu peux garder la tête quand tout autour de toi
    Perdez le leur et vous en blâmez;
    Si tu peux te faire confiance quand tous les hommes doutent de toi,
    Mais tenez également compte de leurs doutes: ...
  • Wenn
    Wenn du deinen Kopf behalten kannst, wenn alles um dich herum ist
    Verlieren ihre und beschuldigen Sie;
    Wenn Sie sich selbst vertrauen können, wenn alle Männer an Ihnen zweifeln,
    Aber berücksichtigen Sie auch ihre Zweifel: ...
  • Si
    Si puedes mantener la cabeza cuando se trata de ti
    Están perdiendo la suya y te echan la culpa a ti;
    Si puedes confiar en ti mismo cuando todos los hombres dudan de ti,
    Pero tenga en cuenta también sus dudas: ...
  • Un Dévouement
    Ma nouvelle taille de pierre de taille prend la lumière
    Où cramoisi-blanc les fenêtres s'embrasent;
    Par mon propre travail, avant la nuit,
    Grand surveillant, je fais ma prière. ...
  • Eine Widmung
    Mein neu geschnittener Quader nimmt das Licht
    Wo purpurrot die Fenster flackern;
    Durch meine eigene Arbeit vor der Nacht,
    Großer Aufseher, ich bete. ...
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Never 179 God 178 Night 173 Good 158 Time 158 Long 156 Earth 150 Heart 148 Away 141 I Love You 139


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  • Dav_jolly: read tommy by rudyard kipling!was true then as now!bomber command lost nearly half it's aircrew,they waited 67 years for a memorial paid for by the public!just today there was a protest by a ex ghurka protesting about pensions? cannon fodder???
  • Tshepotabane: "if you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings—nor lose the common touch." - rudyard kipling ("if" poem)
  • Gjmaupin: oh the happy nights i spent chattering and quaffing under the watchful eye of a framed caricature of these four at the rudyard kipling.
  • Katherineshears: i keep six honest serving men. (they taught me all i know); their names are what and why and when and how and where and who. - rudyard kipling
  • Limerickbard: rudyard kipling.
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Sonnet Lii: What? Dost Thou Mean
 by Michael Drayton

What? Dost thou mean to cheat me of my heart?
To take all mine and give me none again?
Or have thine eyes such magic or that art
That what they get they ever do retain?
Play not the tyrant, but take some remorse;
Rebate thy spleen, if but for pity's sake;
Or, cruel, if thou canst not, let us 'scourse,
And, for one piece of thine, my whole heart take.
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