If by Rudyard Kipling and 101 More Classic Poems by Rudyard KiplingIf by Rudyard Kipling and 101 More Classic Poems is collection of some of the best classic poetry written! Along with If by Rudyard Kipling, this book contains 101 more of the best poems. This book isnt about inspirational poems, but it does contain a number of fantastic and inspiring poems.
Included in this book are such classics like:
The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson
The Road Not Taken by Robert FrostUlysses by Lord Alfred Tennyson
Invictus by William Ernest Henley
Wynken, Blynken and Nod by Eugene Field
Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Trees by Joyce Kilmer
Little Boy Blue by Eugene Field
Miniver Cheevy by Edwin Arlington Robinson
And many, many more!
If you are a poetry fanatic or just a general fan of great writing, its time you read If by Rudyard Kipling and 101 More Classic Poems
If - Poem by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream- -and not make dreams your master; If you can think- -and not make thoughts your aim, If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same:. If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings, And never breathe a word about your loss: If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on! Wonderful poem! I studied it at school when in my teens and the powerfully written words reverberate in my mind even today. Report Reply. Powerful poem that promotes the profound virtues of moral courage. It will surely echo throughout the ages!
Rudyard Kipling's inspirational poem 'If' first appeared in his collection 'Rewards and Fairies' in The poem 'If' is inspirational, motivational, and a set of rules for 'grown-up' living. Rudyard Kipling's inspirational poem - 'If'. Kipling's 'If' contains mottos and maxims for life, and the poem is also a blueprint for personal integrity, behaviour and self-development. Lines from Kipling's 'If' appear over the player's entrance to Wimbledon's Centre Court - a poignant reflection of the poem's timeless and inspiring quality. The beauty and elegance of 'If' contrasts starkly with Rudyard Kipling's largely tragic and unhappy life.
Rudyard Kipling is one of the best-known of the late Victorian poets and story-tellers.
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Next Poem. I was doing research in the library during my junior year '75 in high school for an English paper when I first saw the poem "If" in a book of poems. It immediately struck me as a perfect Read complete story. By Rudyard Kipling more Rudyard Kipling.
It is a literary example of Victorian-era stoicism. In his posthumously published autobiography, Something of Myself , Kipling said that, in writing the poem, he was inspired by the character of Leander Starr Jameson ,  leader of the failed Jameson Raid against the Transvaal Republic to overthrow the Boer Government of Paul Kruger. As an evocation of Victorian-era stoicism—the " stiff upper lip " self-discipline, which popular culture rendered into a British national virtue and character trait, "If—" remains a cultural touchstone. Eliot included the poem in his collection A Choice of Kipling's Verse. In India, a framed copy of the poem was affixed to the wall before the study desk in the cabins of the officer cadets at the National Defence Academy at Pune , and Indian Naval Academy at Ezhimala.