I first read this powerfull poem in a Reggie Kray biography years ago and have pretty much recited it to myself on a daily basis since. It has helped me through the darkest times of my life, the last verse in particular..The pen is certainly more powerfull than the sword..
The soul is the core of our being... there's little we can do to prevent the physical toll inflicted upon us through time, but only we control the ultimate fate of our soul. A powerful and spiritual message!
this poem is really wonderful! !
it's simple and the choice of words are really simple, but full of deep thoughts
i know this poem from one tree hill serial, and i found its interesting
william henley described his feelings purely clear, that we also got into it
written during or just after Henley entered Edinburgh hospital, where Joseph Lister the pioneer of antiseptic surgery, saved his remaining foot. Where also he met his future wife, Anna Boyle.