Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

521. A Rector's Memory 1/3/2003
522. A Recantation 1/3/2003
523. A Preface 1/3/2003
524. A Pilgrim's Way 12/31/2002
525. A Pict Song 1/3/2003
526. A Pageant of Elizabeth 1/3/2003
527. A Nativity 1/3/2003
528. A Lover's Journey 1/3/2003
529. A Legend of Truth 1/3/2003
530. A General Summary 1/3/2003
531. A Departure 1/3/2003
532. A Dedication to Soldiers Three 3/29/2010
533. A Dedication 1/3/2003
534. A Death-Bed 1/3/2003
535. A Dead Statesman 3/29/2010
536. A Counting-Out Song 1/3/2003
537. A Code of Morals 1/3/2003
538. A Child's Garden 1/3/2003
539. A Charm 1/3/2003
540. A Carol 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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