By Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), winner of the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature and writer of 1 of the most well-liked poems within the English language, 'If-', has lengthy captured the curiosity of poetry fanatics. right here, Thomas Pinney brings jointly a variety of well-established favourites and the simplest of the formerly uncollected and unpublished poems from The Cambridge variation of the Poems of Rudyard Kipling (2013). The poems, no matter if exploring the colonial adventure, exposing the injustice of battle, or appreciating the beauties of nature, resonate with Kipling's willing observations of his international and robust experience of poetic rhythm. stumbled on by way of Pinney in an array of not likely hiding locations, the uncollected and unpublished poems exhibit the variety and improvement of Kipling's expertise over his lifetime, and, while mixed with long-held favourites, provide readers a special chance to adventure Kipling's mastery of poetry in a brand new approach.
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9 “ as one who throws earth’s gold away in scorn” As one who throws Earth’s gold away in scorn, Holding Tomorrow shall refill his purse, So he who spurns his brain’s light offspring, born In prose or verse. Behold the night is certain when our hand Shall fail from labour and our eye from sight. – Thrice mad who has no treasure at command Against that night. Wherefore, while each new day brings some new thought And life’s chain sparkles, golden link by link Write quickly; good or evil, all is fraught More deeply than you think.
One vow a year will see me through; And I’ll begin with Number Two. 26 15 concerning a jaw a´ b “There was no other man in the case at all. She said she had simply changed her mind – had done so for a long while, but didn’t like to tell me for fear of hurting my feelings. ” Extract from a Private Letter. Before By all the mighty Oaths that Love can frame, And all the Penalties by Love imposed, I swore to Him that Love should be the same Till Time’s weak Wings and Time’s worn Eye-lids closed. These things, in scorn of Time, I swore to prove, But Time, in scorn of Me, my Love hath killed, And, for this Treason, leaves my Heart unfilled, Lest Treason find a Comfort in new Love.
What Song to an English Maid ’Neath our Sun? – To a blue-eyed English Maid Who braves for a Season our Sun? Surely, the Lilacs fade Ere the Season is done; And, what Time June Burneth the Blade, Where is the Maid? 29 There is one Message to All, One Invitation, – When Birds flit or Flowers fall, Or the Maid quits the Station: – “Come back with the cooler Spring Wind “For the Land lieth lonely! ” 30 17 the witching of teddy o’neal Teddy O’Neal went up the Hill: Heart of my Heart was Teddy O’Neal, For the light of the Good Folk was over his path, And the music called him from dune and rath, And I could not stay him, delay him, nor pray him To fly from the witch-wives, my Teddy O’Neal.