Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

181. The Land 1/3/2003
182. The Lament of the Border Cattle Thief 12/31/2002
183. The Ladies 12/31/2002
184. The King's Task 1/3/2003
185. The King's Pilgrimage 3/29/2010
186. The King's Job 1/3/2003
187. The King's Ankus 1/3/2003
188. The Kingdom 1/3/2003
189. The King and the Sea 3/29/2010
190. The King 12/31/2002
191. The Justice's Tale 1/3/2003
192. The Junk and the Dhow 1/3/2003
193. The Juggler's Song 1/3/2003
194. The Jester 1/3/2003
195. The Jacket 12/31/2002
196. The Irish Guards 1/3/2003
197. The Inventor 1/3/2003
198. The Instructor 1/3/2003
199. The Idiot Boy 1/3/2003
200. The Hymn to Physical Pain 1/1/2004

'Tin Fish'

(Sea Warfare)


The ships destroy us above
And ensnare us beneath.
We arise, we lie down, and we move
In the belly of Death.

The ships have a thousand eyes
To mark where we come . . .
But the mirth of a seaport dies
When our blow gets home.

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