Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

501. At His Execution 12/31/2002
502. As the Bell Clinks 12/31/2002
503. Arterial 12/31/2002
504. Army Headquarters 12/31/2002
505. Arithmetic on the Frontier 12/31/2002
506. Angutivaun Taina 12/31/2002
507. Anchor Song 12/31/2002
508. An Old Song 1/3/2003
509. An Imperial Rescript 12/31/2002
510. An Astrologer's Song 12/31/2002
511. An American 12/31/2002
512. Alnaschar and the Oxen 3/29/2010
513. A Song of the English 12/31/2002
514. A Song of Kabir 1/1/2004
515. A Song in Storm 1/3/2003
516. A Son 3/29/2010
517. A Smuggler's Song 1/3/2003
518. A Servant When He Reigneth 1/1/2004
519. A School Song 1/3/2003
520. A Ripple Song 1/3/2003

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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