Rudyard Kipling Poems

  • 251.  
    ~Read here:
    This is the story of Evarra -- man --Maker of Gods in lands beyond the sea.~
  • 252.  
    Look, you have cast out Love! What Gods are these
    You bid me please?The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so!
  • 253.  
    And Gallio cared for none of these things. -- Acts xviii. 17

  • 254.  
    "What's that that hirples at my side?"
    The foe that you must fight, my lord."That rides as fast as I can ride?"
  • 255.  

  • 256.  
    Oye who treated the Narrow Way
    By Tophet-flare to Judgment Day,Be gentle when "the heathen" pray
  • 257.  
    Smokin' my pipe on the mountings, sniffin' the mornin' cool,
    I walks in my old brown gaiters along o' my old brown mule,With seventy gunners be'ind me, an' never a beggar forgets
  • 258.  
    Men make them fires on the hearth
    Each under his roof-tree,And the Four Winds that rule the earth
  • 259.  
    "You must choose between me and your cigar."
  • 260.  
    We're marchin' on relief over Injia's sunny plains,
    A little front o' Christmas-time an' just be'ind the Rains;Ho! get away you bullock-man, you've 'eard the bugle blowed,
  • 261.  
    His spots are the joy of the Leopard: his horns are the Buffalo-s pride.
    Be clean, for the strength of the hunter is known by the gloss of his hide.If ye find that the bullock can toss you, or the heavy-browed Sambhur can gore;
  • 262.  
    Dawn off the Foreland -- the young flood making
    Jumbled and short and steep -- Black in the hollows and bright where it's breaking --
  • 263.  

  • 264.  
    Put forth to watch, unschooled, alone,
    'Twixt hostile earth and sky;The mottled lizard 'neath the stone
  • 265.  
    My New-Cut ashlar takes the light
    Where crimson-blank the windows flare.By my own work before the night,
  • 266.  
    There was never a Queen like Balkis,
    From here to the wide world's end;But Balkis talked to a butterfly
  • 267.  

  • 268.  
    In the daytime, when she moved about me,
    In the night, when she was sleeping at my side, --I was wearied, I was wearied of her presence.
  • 269.  
    The fear was on the cattle, for the gale was on the sea,
    An' the pens broke up on the lower deck an' let the creatures free --An' the lights went out on the lower deck, an' no one near but me.
  • 270.  

  • 271.  
    Magna Charta, June 15, 1215

  • 272.  

  • 273.  
    Ere the mother's milk had dried
    On my lips the Brethren came--Tore me from my nurse's side,
  • 274.  
    From the Greek Anthologies

  • 275.  
    "Farewell, Romance!" the Cave-men said;
    "With bone well carved he went away,Flint arms the ignoble arrowhead,
  • 276.  
    (New South Wales Contingent)

  • 277.  
    If you're off to Philadelphia in the morning,
    You mustn't take my stories for a guide.There's little left, indeed, of the city you will read of,
  • 278.  
    1903 -- After Boer War

  • 279.  
    Now the Four-way Lodge is opened, now the Hunting Winds are loose --
    Now the Smokes of Spring go up to clear the brain;Now the Young Men's hearts are troubled for the whisper of the Trues,
  • 280.  
    Man goes to Man! Cry the challenge through the Jungle!
    He that was our Brother goes away.Hear, now, and judge, O ye People of the Jungle--
  • 281.  
    Then we brought the lances down--then the trumpets blew--
    When we went to Kandahar, ridin' two an' two.Ridin'--ridin'--ridin' two an' two!
  • 282.  

  • 283.  
    At the eleventh hour he came,
    But his wages were the sameAs ours who all day long had trod
  • 284.  
    'E was warned agin' 'er --
    That's what made 'im look;She was warned agin' 'im --
  • 285.  
    Sung in honor of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi

  • 286.  
    Not with an outcry to Allah nor any complaining
    He answered his name at the muster and stood to the chaining.When the twin anklets were nipped on the leg-bars that held them,
  • 287.  
    (Northern India Transport Train)

  • 288.  
    Q. H. Flaccus

  • 289.  

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  • 292.  
    My name is O'Kelly, I've heard the Revelly
    From Birr to Bareilly, from Leeds to Lahore,Hong-Kong and Peshawur,
  • 293.  
    There dwells a wife by the Northern Gate,
    And a wealthy wife is she;She breeds a breed o' rovin' men
  • 294.  

  • 295.  
    1898 -- A Song of the Dominions

  • 296.  
    One grief on me is laid
    Each day of every year,Wherein no soul can aid,
  • 297.  
    The toad beneath the harrow knows
    Exactly where eath tooth-point goes.The butterfly upon the road
  • 298.  
    Walpole talks of "a man and his price."
    List to a ditty queer --The sale of a Deputy-Acting-Vice-
  • 299.  
    (Lord Dufferin to Lord Lansdowne)

  • 300.  
    "~The three-volume novel is extinct.~"

Total 550 poems written by Rudyard Kipling

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 by Sara Teasdale

The moon is a curving flower of gold,
The sky is still and blue;
The moon was made for the sky to hold,
And I for you;
The moon is a flower without a stem,
The sky is luminous;
Eternity was made for them,
To-night for us.

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