My Favorite Poem from SIN's blog

William Ernest Henley. 1849–1903

7. Invictus

OUT of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance 5

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade, 10

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate: 15

I am the captain of my soul.

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Mar 21 '11
I love this and the night you told me to look it up, I posted it to my notes on facebook.
Mar 22 '11
I need to study this for myself and see what I make of it. I haven't seen the movie. As I have said I know little about this. Im a neophyte. Still has much to learn. And I can't leave because I'm plugged in :)
Sep 9 '11
My fav. poem=
Aleister Crowley's "When Celia Farts":

When Celia comes, 'tis earthquake hour

The bed vibrates like kettledrums

It is a grand display of power

when Celia comes

When Celia farts, my hasty nose

Sniffs up the fragrance from her parts

Shamed are the violets and rose

when Celia farts.
Sep 9 '11
I've always liked that poem (Invictus). Would it be cliched to say that my favorite is a tie between "The Raven" and "The Conqueror Worm"?
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