Rudyard Kipling ( )


Brazilian Verses. 1927. 3. Song of the Dynamo


How do I know what Order brings
Me into being?
I only know, if you do certain things,
I must become your Hearing and your Seeing; 
Also your Strength, to make great wheels go round, 
And save your sons from toil, while I am bound! 

What do I care how you dispose
The Powers that move me?
I only know that I am one with those
True Powers which rend the firmament above me, 
And, harrying earth, would save me at the last-
But that your coward foresight holds me fast!



Rudyard Kipling's other poems:
  1. Limits and Renewals. 1932. 16. Song of Seventy Horses
  2. Barrack-Room Ballads. 12. Snarleyow
  3. Barrack-Room Ballads. 52. Stellenbosch. Composite Columns
  4. An Old Song
  5. Limits and Renewals. 1932. 12. The Threshold


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