Rudyard Kipling Poems
The Expert Youth that trafficked long with Death,
And to second life returns,Squanders little time or breath
The English Way After the fight at Otterburn,
Before the ravens came, The Witch-wife rode across the fern
To The Companions How comes it that, at even-tide,
When level beams should show most truth,Man, failing, takes unfailing pride
The Prayer Of Miriam Cohen From the wheel and the drift of Things
Deliver us, Good Lord,And we will face the wrath of Kings,
The Instructor (Non-commissioned Officers of the Line)
The Song Of The Banjo You couldn't pack a Broadwood half a mile --
You mustn't leave a fiddle in the damp --You couldn't raft an organ up the Nile,
The Ballad Of Jakko Hill One moment bid the horses wait,
Since tiffin is not laid till three,Below the upward path and straight
Song Of The Fifth River Where first by Eden Tree
The Four Great Rivers ran,To each was appointed a Man
Tod's Amendment The World hath set its heavy yoke
Upon the old white-bearded folkWho strive to please the King.
The Story Of Ung Once, on a glittering ice-field, ages and ages ago,
Ung, a maker of pictures, fashioned an image of snow.Fashioned the form of a tribesman -- gaily he whistled and sung,
The Queen's Men Valour and Innocence
Have latterly gone henceTo certain death by certain shame attended.
The Native Born 1894
The Oldest Song For before Eve was Lilith. -- Old Tale.
The Legend Of Evil I
This is the sorrowful story
The Penalty Once in life I watched a Star;
But I whistled, "Let her go!There are others, fairer far,
The Masque Of Plenty Argument. -- The Indian Government being minded to discover the economic condition of their lands, sent a Committee to inquire into it; and saw that it was good.
Song Of The Red War-boat Shove off from the wharf-edge! Steady!
Watch for a smooth! Give way! If she feels the lop already
Tarrant Moss I closed and drew for my love's sake
That now is false to me,And I slew the Reiver of Tarrant Moss
The Tour Thirteen as twelve my Murray always took--
He was a publisher. The new PoliceHave neater ways of bringing men to book,
The Advertisement Whether to wend through straight streets strictly,
Trimly by towns perfectly paved;Or after office, as fitteth thy fancy,
The Song Of The Little Hunter Ere Mor the Peacock flutters, ere the Monkey People cry,
Ere Chil the Kite swoops down a furlong sheer,Through the Jungle very softly flits a shadow and a sigh--
The Old Issue October 9, 1899 -- Outbreak of Boer War
The Mother-lodge There was Rundle, Station Master,
An' Beazeley of the Rail,An' 'Ackman, Commissariat,
Things And The Man (In Memoriam, Joseph Chamberlain)
That Day It got beyond all orders an' it got beyond all 'ope;
It got to shammin' wounded an' retirin' from the 'alt.'Ole companies was lookin' for the nearest road to slope;
Song Of The Galley Slaves We pulled for you when the wind was against us and the sails
were low. Will you never let us go?
The Prayer My brother kneels, so saith Kabir,
To stone and brass in heathen wise,But in my brother's voice I hear
To James Whitcomb Riley Your trail runs to the westward,
And mine to my own place; There is water between our lodges,
The Crab That Played With The Sea China-going P. & O.'s
Pass Pau Amma's playground close,And his Pusat Tasek lies
The Secret Of The Machinery Modern Machinery
We were taken from the ore-bed and the mine,We were melted in the furnace and the pit-
The Bee-boy's Song Bees! Bees! Hark to your bees!
"Hide from your neigbours as much as you please,But all that has happened, to us you must tell,
The Grave Of The Hundred Heads There's a widow in sleepy Chester
Who weeps for her only son;There's a grave on the Pabeng River,
The Jester There are three degrees of bliss
At the foot of Allah's ThroneAnd the highest place is his
The Choice (the American Spirit Speaks) To the Judge of Right and Wrong
With Whom fulfillment liesOur purpose and our power belong,
The Sacrifice Of Er-heb Er-Heb beyond the Hills of Ao-Safai
Bears witness to the truth, and Ao-Safai Hath told the men of Gorukh. Thence the tale
Pan In Vermont About the 15th of this month you may expectour Mr. -- , with the usual Spring Seed, etc., Catalogues.- Florist-s Announcement.
The Beginning 1914-18
The Ballad Of The "clampherdown" It was our war-ship ~Clampherdown~
Would sweep the Channel clean,Wherefore she kept her hatches close
The Ballad Of The Red Earl It is not for them to criticize too minutely the methods the Irish followed, though they might deplore some of their results. During the past few years Ireland had been going through what was tantamount to a revolution. -- EARL SPENCER
The Ballad Of The Cars Wardour Street Border Ballad
The Song At Cock-crow 1918 -- Ille autem iterum negavit.
The Servant When He Reigneth For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot bear. For a servant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat; for an odious woman when she is married, and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress. -- Prov. XXX. 21-22-23.
The Married Man Reservist of the Line
The Ship That Found Herself We now, held in captivity,
Spring to our bondage nor grieve--See now, how it is blesseder,
The Playmate She is not Folly -- that I know.
Her steadfast eyelids tell me soWhen, at the hour the lights divide,
The Run Of The Downs The Weald is good, the Downs are best---
I'll give you the run of 'em, East to West.Beachy Head and Winddoor Hill,
The Morning Song Of The Jungle One moment past our bodies cast
No shadow on the plain;Now clear and black they stride our track,
The Gift Of The Sea The dead child lay in the shroud,
And the widow watched beside;And her mother slept, and the Channel swept
The Ladies I've taken my fun where I've found it;
I've rogued an' I've ranged in my time;I've 'ad my pickin' o' sweet'earts,
The Second Voyage 1903
Total 690 poems written by Rudyard Kipling
Poem of the day
All The Hills And Vales Along by Charles Hamilton Sorley
All the hills and vales along
Earth is bursting into song,
And the singers are the chaps
Who are going to die perhaps.
O sing, marching men,
Till the valleys ring again.
Give your gladness to earth's keeping,
So be glad, when you are sleeping.
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