Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Poems of Rudyard Kipling

181. Mulholland's Contract 12/31/2002
182. Municipal 1/3/2003
183. My Boy Jack? 3/29/2010
184. My Father's Chair 1/3/2003
185. My Lady's Law 1/3/2003
186. My New-Cut Ashlar 1/3/2003
187. My Rival 1/3/2003
188. Natural Theology 1/3/2003
189. Neighbours 1/3/2003
190. Norman and Saxon 1/3/2003
191. Old Fighting-Men 1/3/2003
192. Old Mother Laidinwool 1/3/2003
193. One Viceroy Resigns 1/3/2003
194. Oonts 12/31/2002
195. Our Fathers Also 1/3/2003
196. Our Fathers of Old 1/3/2003
197. Our Lady of the Sackcloth 5/14/2012
198. Outsong in the Jungle 1/3/2003
199. Pagett, M.P. 1/3/2003
200. Pan in Vermont 3/29/2010

The First Chantey

Mine was the woman to me, darkling I found her;
Haling her dumb from the camp, took her and bound her.
Hot rose her tribe on our track ere I had proved her;
Hearing her laugh in the gloom, greatly I loved her.

Swift through the forest we ran; none stood to guard us,
Few were my people and far; then the flood barred us --
Him we call Son of the Sea, sullen and swollen.
Panting we waited the death, stealer and stolen.

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