The Winners Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis


quot The Story of the Gadsbys quotA
What the moral Who rides may readA
When the night is thick and the tracks are blindA
A friend at a pinch is a friend indeedA
But a fool to wait for the laggard behindA
Down to Gehenna or up to the ThroneB
He travels the fastest who travels aloneB
White hands cling to the tightened reinC
Slipping the spur from the booted heelD
Tenderest voices cry quot Turn again quotA
Red lips tarnish the scabbarded steelD
High hopes faint on a warm hearth stoneB
He travels the fastest who travels aloneB
One may fall but he falls by himselfE
Falls by himself with himself to blameF
One may attain and to him is pelfE
Loot of the city in Gold or FameF
Plunder of earth shall be all his ownB
Who travels the fastest and travels aloneB
Wherefore the more ye be helpen en and stayedA
Stayed by a friend in the hour of toilG
Sing the heretical song I have madeA
His be the labour and yours be the spoilG
Win by his aid and the aid disownB
He travels the fastest who travels aloneB

Rudyard Kipling


Poem topics: , Print This Poem , Rhyme Scheme

Submit Spanish Translation
Submit German Translation
Submit French Translation

Write your comment about The Winners poem by Rudyard Kipling


Recent Interactions*

This poem was read 430 times,

This poem was added to the favorite list by 0 members,

This poem was voted by 1 members.

(* Interactions only in the last 7 days)

New Poems

Popular Poets