Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Our Lady of the Sackcloth


There was a Priest at Philae,
Tongue-tied, feeble, and old;
And the daily prayer to the Virgin
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  • Rookie - 508 Points Ramesh T A (5/15/2013 2:52:00 PM)

    Kipling's sense of Christian feeling is beautifully conveyed in this fine poem! Patience of the meek never goes waste indeed! Reading this poem one has to feel so! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 306 Points Bill Grace (5/15/2013 12:03:00 PM)

    For those of Roman Catholic background more power than for those who do not understand the figure of Mary. Carl Jung would approve. Bill Grace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Phyllis T. Halle (5/15/2012 1:50:00 PM)

    I had never read this most beautiful, most perfect, most touching poem! And now I am so happy that you provided me with the opportunity to know its profound beauty! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 334 Points Patti Masterman (5/15/2012 12:43:00 PM)

    Wow, this broke open the top of my head. Glad I found it here, had never heard of it before. (Report) Reply

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