Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Poems of Rudyard Kipling

521. To the Unknown Goddess 12/31/2002
522. To Thomas Atkins 12/31/2002
523. To Wolcott Balestier 12/31/2002
524. To: Thomas Atkins 3/29/2010
525. Tod's Amendment 1/3/2003
526. Tomlinson 12/31/2002
527. Tommy 12/31/2002
528. Toomai of the Elephants 1/3/2003
529. Troopin' 12/31/2002
530. Two Kopjes 12/31/2002
531. Two Months 12/31/2002
532. Ulster 12/31/2002
533. Untimely 12/31/2002
534. Untitled [You mustn't swim till you're six weeks old] 11/28/2014
535. We and They 12/31/2002
536. What Happened 12/31/2002
537. What the People Said 12/31/2002
538. When Earth's Last Picture Is Painted 12/31/2002
539. White Horses 12/31/2002
540. Wilful Missing 12/31/2002

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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