A Dedication Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


My new cut ashlar takes the lightA
Where crimson blank the windows flareB
By my own work before the nightA
Great Overseer I make my prayerB
If there be good in that I wroughtC
Thy hand compell'd it Master ThineD
Where I have fail'd to meet Thy thoughtC
I know through Thee the blame if mineD
One instant's toil to Thee deniedE
Stands all Eternity's offenceF
Of that I did with Thee to guideE
To Thee through Thee be excellenceF
Who lest all thought of Eden fadeG
Bring'st Eden to the craftsman's brainH
Godlike to muse o'er his own tradeG
And manlike stand with God againI
The depth and dream of my desireJ
The bitter paths wherein I strayK
Thou knowest Who hast made the FireJ
Thou knowest Who hast made the ClayK
One stone the more swings to her placeF
In that dread Temple of Thy worthL
It is enough that through Thy graceF
I saw naught common on Thy earthL
Take not that vision from my kenI
O whatsoe'er may spoil or speedM
Help me to need no aid from menI
That I may help such men as needM

Rudyard Kipling


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  • Traducción Española: Una Dedicación Poema
  • Deutsche Übersetzung: Eine Widmung Gedicht
  • Traduction française: Un Dévouement Poeme

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