Rudyard Kipling Poems
- 251. Evarra And His Gods
This is the story of Evarra -- man --Maker of Gods in lands beyond the sea.~
- 252. Lispeth
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. Gallio's Song
And Gallio cared for none of these things. -- Acts xviii. 17
- 254. Heriot's Ford
"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. Cruisers
- 256. Buddha at Kamakura
Oye who treated the Narrow Way
By Tophet-flare to Judgment Day,Be gentle when "the heathen" pray
- 257. Screw-Guns
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. The Fires
Men make them fires on the hearth
Each under his roof-tree,And the Four Winds that rule the earth
- 259. The Betrothed
"You must choose between me and your cigar."
-- BREACH OF PROMISE CASE, CIRCA 1885.
- 260. Route Marchin'
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. Kaa-s Hunting
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. Mine-Sweepers
Dawn off the Foreland -- the young flood making
Jumbled and short and steep -- Black in the hollows and bright where it's breaking --
- 263. Arterial
- 264. The Watcher
Put forth to watch, unschooled, alone,
'Twixt hostile earth and sky;The mottled lizard 'neath the stone
- 265. My New-Cut Ashlar
My New-Cut ashlar takes the light
Where crimson-blank the windows flare.By my own work before the night,
- 266. The Butterfly That Stamped
There was never a Queen like Balkis,
From here to the wide world's end;But Balkis talked to a butterfly
- 267. The Holy War
- 268. The Bronckhurst Divorce Case
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. Mulholland's Contract
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. The Idiot Boy
- 271. The Reeds of Runnymede
Magna Charta, June 15, 1215
- 272. Jubal and Tubal Cain
- 273. The Totem
Ere the mother's milk had dried
On my lips the Brethren came--Tore me from my nurse's side,
- 274. Sepulchral
From the Greek Anthologies
- 275. The King
"Farewell, Romance!" the Cave-men said;
"With bone well carved he went away,Flint arms the ignoble arrowhead,
- 276. Lichtenberg
(New South Wales Contingent)
- 277. Philadelphia
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. Rimmon
1903 -- After Boer War
- 279. The Feet of the Young Men
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. The Spring Running
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. Ride to Kandahar
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. Russia to the Pacifists
- 283. The Vineyard
At the eleventh hour he came,
But his wages were the sameAs ours who all day long had trod
- 284. The Sergeant's Weddin'
'E was warned agin' 'er --
That's what made 'im look;She was warned agin' 'im --
- 285. Darzee's Chount
Sung in honor of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi
- 286. The Captive
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. Oonts
(Northern India Transport Train)
- 288. Carmen Circulare
Q. H. Flaccus
- 289. The Runes of Weland's Sword
- 290. The Boy Scouts' Patrol Song
- 291. Two Months
- 292. Shillin' A Day
My name is O'Kelly, I've heard the Revelly
From Birr to Bareilly, from Leeds to Lahore,Hong-Kong and Peshawur,
- 293. Sea-Wife
There dwells a wife by the Northern Gate,
And a wealthy wife is she;She breeds a breed o' rovin' men
- 294. Fox-Hunting
THE FOX MEDITATES
- 295. The Houses
1898 -- A Song of the Dominions
- 296. The Burden
One grief on me is laid
Each day of every year,Wherein no soul can aid,
- 297. Pagett, M.P.
The toad beneath the harrow knows
Exactly where eath tooth-point goes.The butterfly upon the road
- 298. Public Waste
Walpole talks of "a man and his price."
List to a ditty queer --The sale of a Deputy-Acting-Vice-
- 299. One Viceroy Resigns
(Lord Dufferin to Lord Lansdowne)
- 300. The Three-Decker
"~The three-volume novel is extinct.~"