454. The Merchantmen King Solomon drew merchantmen,
Because of his desireFor peacocks, apes, and ivory,
455. 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;
456. The Galley-Slave Oh gallant was our galley from her caren steering-wheel
To her figurehead of silver and her beak of hammered steel;The leg-bar chafed the ankle and we gasped for cooler air,
457. The Declaration of London On the reassembling of Parliament after the Coronation, the Government have no intention of allowing their followers to vote according to their convictions on the Declaration of London, but insist on a strictly party vote.-- Daily Papers
458. The Storm Cone This is the midnight-let no star
Delude us-dawn is very far.This is the tempest long foretold-
466. Thorkild-s Song ThereÂ´s no wind along these seas,
Out oars for Stavanger!Forward all for Stavanger!
467. The Absent-Minded Beggar When you've shouted ' Rule Britannia,' when you've sung ' God save the Queen,'
When you've finished killing Kruger with your mouth,Will you kindly drop a shilling in my little tambourine
468. The King's Ankus These are the Four that are never content, that have never be
filled since the Dews began--Jacala's mouth, and the glut of the Kite, and the hands of the
472. To Wolcott Balestier Beyond the path of the outmost sun through utter darkness hurled --
Further than ever comet flared or vagrant star-dust swirled --Live such as fought and sailed and ruled and loved and made our world.
473. The Song of the English Fair is our lot -- O goodly is our heritage!
(Humble ye, my people, and be fearful in your mirth!)For the Lord our God Most High
474. The Pro-Consuls The overfaithful sword returns the user
His heart's desire at price of his heart's blood.The clamour of the arrogant accuser
475. The Last Department Twelve hundred million men are spread
About this Earth, and I and YouWonder, when You and I are dead,
489. To Motorists Since ye distemper and defile
Sweet Here by the measured mile,Nor aught on jocund highways heed
490. The Song Of The Dead Hear now the Song of the Dead -- in the North by the torn berg-edges --
They that look still to the Pole, asleep by their hide-stripped sledges. Song of the Dead in the South -- in the sun by their skeleton horses,
491. The Lovers' Litany Eyes of grey -- a sodden quay,
Driving rain and falling tears,As the steamer wears to sea
492. The Last Suttee Not many years ago a King died in one of the Rajpoot States.
His wives, disregarding the orders of the English against Suttee, would have broken out of the palace had not the gates been barred.
493. The King's Pilgrimage Our King went forth on pilgrimage
His prayers and vows to payTo them that saved our heritage
494. The King and the Sea After His Realms and States were moved
To bare their hearts to the King they loved, Tendering themselves in homage and devotion,
495. The Exiles' Line Now the new year reviving old desires,
The restless soul to open sea aspires,Where the Blue Peter flickers from the fore,
500. The Derelict ~And reports the derelict ~Mary Pollock~ still at sea.~
Total 550 poems written by Rudyard Kipling
Poem of the day
World, Take Good Notice by Walt Whitman
WORLD, take good notice, silver stars fading,
Milky hue ript, weft of white detaching,
Coals thirty-eight, baleful and burning,
Scarlet, significant, hands off warning,
Now and henceforth flaunt from these shores.