Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

Rudyard Kipling Poems

541. A British-Roman Song 1/3/2003
542. A Boy Scouts' Patrol Song 1/1/2004
543. A Bank Fraud 1/3/2003
544. A Ballade of Jakko Hill 1/1/2004
545. A Ballad of Burial 12/31/2002

'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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