The Braggart By Rudyard Kipling

The Braggart Mat. Prior Petrolio, vaunting his Mercedes’ power, Vows she can cover eighty miles an hour. I tried the car of …

Public Waste By Rudyard Kipling

Public Waste Walpole talks of “a man and his price.” List to a ditty queer — The sale of a Deputy-Acting-Vice- Resident-Engineer, …

The Press By Rudyard Kipling

The Press The Soldier may forget his Sword, The Sailorman the Sea, The Mason may forget the Word And the Priest his …

The Flight By Rudyard Kipling

The Flight When the grey geese heard the Fool’s tread Too near to where they lay, They lifted neither voice nor head, …

Mandalay By Rudyard Kipling

Mandalay By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin’ eastward to the sea, There’s a Burma girl a-settin’, and I know she thinks o’ …

Chant-Pagan By Rudyard Kipling

Chant-Pagan ENGLISH IRREGULAR, DISCHARGED Me that ‘ave been what I’ve been — Me that ‘ave gone where I’ve gone — Me that …

A Carol By Rudyard Kipling

A Carol Our Lord Who did the Ox command To kneel to Judah’s King, He binds His frost upon the land To …

White Horses By Rudyard Kipling

White Horses Where run your colts at pasture? Where hide your mares to breed? ‘Mid bergs about the Ice-cap Or wove Sargasso …

Rimmon By Rudyard Kipling

Rimmon 1903 — After Boer War Duly with knees that feign to quake– Bent head and shaded brow,– Yet once again, for …

Neighbours By Rudyard Kipling

Neighbours The man that is open of heart to his neighbour, And stops to consider his likes and dislikes, His blood shall …

Doctors By Rudyard Kipling

Doctors Man dies too soon, beside his works half-planned. His days are counted and reprieve is vain: Who shall entreat with Death …

The Winners By Rudyard Kipling

The Winners (“The Story of the Gadsbys”) What the moral? Who rides may read. When the night is thick and the tracks …

The Wage-Slaves By Rudyard Kipling

The Wage-Slaves Oh, glorious are the guarded heights Where guardian souls abide– Self-exiled from our gross delights– Above, beyond, outside: An ampler …

The Destroyers By Rudyard Kipling

The Destroyers 1898 The strength of twice three thousand horse That seeks the single goal; The line that holds the rending course, …

The Birthright By Rudyard Kipling

The Birthright The miracle of our land’s speech–so known And long received, none marvel when ’tis shown! We have such wealth as …