(including some, but not yet all
of the previously unpublished poems
in the Cambridge Edition of 2013)



The Absent-minded Beggar
The Advertisement
After the Fever (1882)
After the Fever, or Natural Theology in a Doolie (1885)
After the Promise
Akbar's Bridge
An Almanac of Twelve Sports
Alnaschar and the Oxen
An Amateur
Amour de Voyage
Les Amours de Voyage
Les Amours Faciles
An American
An Auto da Fé
The American Rebellion
Anchor Song
"And some are sulky..."
Angutivaun Taina
The Answer
The Anvil
The Appeal
Appropriate Verses on an Elegant Landscape
Arithmetic on the Frontier
Army Headquarters
An Astrologer's Song
As far as the East is set from the West
As the Bell Clinks
At the Bar
At the Distance
At the End of a Year
"At the hole where he went in..."
At his Execution
The Attainment
"Au Revoir"
Ave Imperatrix
Azrael's Count

"Back to the Army again"
The Ballad of Ahmed Shah
A Ballad of Bitterness
The Ballad of Boh Da Thone
The Ballad of East and West
The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House
The Ballad of the 'Bolivar'
The Ballad of the Cars
The Ballad of the 'Clampherdown'
The Ballad of the King's Daughter
The Ballad of the King's Jest
The Ballad of the King's Mercy
The Ballad of Minepit Shaw
The Ballad of the Red Earl
A Ballade of Bad Entertainment
A Ballade of Burial
A Ballade of Jakko Hill
"Banquet Night"
"The Battle of Assaye"
"The beasts are very wise..."
"Beat off ?"
"Because I sought it"
The Beginner
"Before my Spring"
The Beginnings
The Bee Boy's Song
The Bees and the Flies
A Beleaguered City
The Bell Buoy
The Bells and Queen Victoria
The Benefactors
The Betrothed
"Between the gum pot and the shears"
"Between the waving tufts..."
"Beware the man"
Big Steamers
Bill 'Awkins
"Birds of Prey" March
The Birthright
The Blind Bug
Blue Roses
The Boar of the Year
The Bonfires
The Bother
A Boy Scout's Patrol Song
The Braggart
Hans Breitmann as an Administrator
Bridge-Guard in the Karroo
Brighton Beach
A British-Roman Song
Brookland Road
The Broken Men
"Brown Bess"
Buddha at Kamakura
A Budget Estimate
The Burden
The Burial
The Buttercup
By Honours
By the Hoof of the Wild Goat

Cain and Abel
The Camel's Hump
The Captive
Carmen Circulare
Carmen Simlaense
A Carol
Cavaliere servente
The Centaurs
Certain Maxims of Hafiz
The Changelings
A Chant of Hate towards England
Chant Pagan
Chapter Headings - The Junglke Books
A Charm
Chartres Windows
The Children
The Children's Song
A Child's Garden
Chil's Song
“China-going P & Os”
The Choice
Cholera Camp
Christmas in India
Cities and Thrones and Powers
"The City of Brass"
The City of Sleep
The City of the Heart
The Clerks and the Bells
The Coastwise Lights
A Code of Morals
The Coiner
Cold Iron
The Columns
The Comforters
The Common Room
The Compliments of the Season
Concerning a Jawab
The Consolation of Memory
The Conundrum of the Workshops
A Counting Out Song
A Cousin's Christmas Card
The Covenant
The Craftsman
A Craven
Credat Judaeus
Crossing the Rubicon
Cry "Murder"
Cuckoo Song
Cupid's Department
The Curé
The Cursing of Stephen

Danny Deever
"Dark children of the mere..."
Darzee's Chaunt
The Dawn Wind
de Profundis
The Dead King
Dear Auntie, your parboiled nephew
A Death-Bed
The Declaration of London
A Dedication (1882)
Dedication (from Barrack-Room Ballads)
Dedication (The Five Nations)
Dedication (The Seven Seas)
Dedication (The Years Between)
The Deep Sea Cables
Dekho! Look here!
A Departure
The Derelict
The Descent of the Punkah
The Destroyers
Dinah in Heaven
Dirge of Dead Sisters
Diana of Ephesus
The Disciple
Distress in the Himalayas
Divided Allegiance
Divided Destinies
A Dominant Power
Donec Gratus Eram
"The doors were wide..."
The Dove of Dacca
Duet from the 'Pinafore'
The Dusky Crew
The Dutch in the Medway
The Dying Chauffeur
The Dykes

The 'eathen
An Echo
Eddi's Service
Edgehill Fight
"The Earth gave up her dead..."
The Egg-shell
El Dorado
An Ending
England's Answer
The English Flag
The English Way
Envy, Hatred, and Malice
Epitaphs of the War
Estunt the Griff
Et Dona Ferentes
Evarra and his Gods
The Excursion
The Exiles' Line
The Expert
The Explanation
The Explorer

The Fabulists
Fair Mistress, to my Lasting Sorrow
Fair Play
The Faithful Soul
The Fairies' Siege
The Fall of Jock Gillespie
The Feet of the Young Men
The Female of the Species
The Fifth River
Fifty North and Forty West
The Files
The Fires
The Finest Story in the World
The First Chantey
The First Day Back
The Flight
The Flight of the Bucket
The Floods
The Flowers
Follow me 'ome
For a Picture
"For all we have and are"
Ford o' Kabul River
"For our white and our excellent nights...""
"For the Women"
"For to Admire"
The Four Angels
Four Feet
The Four Points
Frankie's Trade
The French Wars
The Friends
From the Hills
From the Masjid-al-Aqsa of Sayyid Ahmed
From the Wings
The Front Door
Further Information

The Galley-Slave
Gallio's Song
General Joubert
General Summary
Gertrude's Prayer
Giffen's Debt
The Gift of the Sea
Gipsy Vans
The Gipsy Trail
The Glories
The Glory of the Garden
"Go, stalk the red deer..."
The Gods of the Copybook Headings
The Goat
Good Luck ...
Gow's Watch
The Grave of the Hundred Head
The Greek National Anthem
Greenwich Ladies (Harwich Ladies)
Gunga Din

Half-Ballad(e) of Waterval
Harp Song of the Dane Women
Harwich Ladies (Greenwich Ladies)
"He drank strong waters"
Helen all alone
Heriot's Ford
The Heritage
"His Apologies"
His Consolation
His Consolation (Their Consolation)
The Holy War
The Hour of the Angel
The Houses
How Breitmann became President on the Bicycle Ticket
How it seemed to us
How the Day Broke
How the Goddess Awakened
Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack
Hymn before Action
The Hyaenas
Hymn of Breaking Strain
Hymn to Physical Pain
Hymn of the Triumphant Airman

"I am the Most Wise Baviaan..."
I believe
"I have a thousand men"
"I keep six honest serving men..."
"I sit in the midst of my study..."
"I will remember what I was...">
"If I have taken the common clay"
"I've never sailed the Amazon..."
The Idiot Boy
Illusion, Disillusion, Allusion
An Imperial Rescript
Imperious Wool-booted Sage
In Memoriam July-August 1883
In Partibus
In the beginning
In the case of Rukhmibhaio
"In the daytime ..."
"In the Matter of a Prologue"
In the Matter of One Compass
In the Neolithic Age
In Springtime
Index Malorum
The Indian Delegates
The Indian Farmer at Home
An Indignant Protest
The Instructor
The Inventor
The Irish Guards
The Islanders
"It was not in the open fight"
"Itu and his God"

The Jacket
James I
The Jam-pot
Jane's Marriage
Jane Smith
The Jester
A Job Lot
Job's Wife
Jobson's Amen
The Juggler's Song
The Junk and the Dhow
Jubal and Tubal Cain
The Justice's Tale

Kaspar's Song in 'Varda'
The King
The King and the Sea
The King's Job
The King's Pilgrimage
The King's Task (first version)
The King's Task
King Henry VII and the Shipwrights
King Solomon's Horses
The Kingdom
Kitchener's School
The Knight Errant

The Ladies
Laid Low
The Land
Lady Geraldine's Hardship
The Lament of the Border Cattle Thief
The Landau
"The lark will make her hymn"
The Last Chantey
The Last Department
The Last Lap
The Last Ode
The Last of the Light Brigade
The Last Rhyme of True Thomas
The Last Suttee
"Late Came the God"
"The Law of the Jungle"
A Legend of Devonshire
The Legends of Evil
A Legend of the Foreign Office
The Legend of Mirth
The Legend of the Pill
A Legend of Truth
L'Envoi (to Barrack Room Ballads)
L'Envoi (to Departmental Ditties)
L'Envoi (to The Story of the Gadsbys)
L'Envoi (1881)
Les Amours de Voyage
Les Amours Faciles
The Lesson
The Lesson (Schoolboy Lyrics)
'Less you want your toes trod off
The Letter of Halim the Potter
The Letter Written Up in the Attic
A Levee in the Plains
Liberavi Animam Meam
The Liner, she's a lady...
"Little blind fish"
A Locked Way
A Logical Extension
London Stone
London Town
"Look, you have cast out Love!"
Lo!As a little child
L-rd D-ff-r-n's Clôture
Lord Ripon's Reverie
Lord Roberts
The Long Trail
A Lost Leader
The Love that Died
The Lovers' Litany
The love-song of Har-Dyal
The Lowestoft Boat
The Looking Glass

MacDonough's Song
The Maid of the Meerschaum
The Man and the Shadow
"Man goes to Man"
The Man who could Write
The Mare's Nest
The Married Man
McAndrew's Hymn
The Mare's Nest
The "Mary Gloster"
"Mary, Pity Women!"
Mary's Son
The Masque of Plenty
Max Desmarets, his Valentine
Maxims of Baloo
The May Voyage
The Merchantmen
Merrow Down
"The Men that Fought at Minden"
The Message
Mine Sweepers
The Miracles
A Missing Word
A Mistake
Mon Accident!
The Moon of Other Days
The Moral
A Morning Ride
Morning Song in the Jungle
The Mother Lodge
Mother o' Mine
The Mother's Son
Mowgli's Song
Mowgli's Song against People
Mulholland's Contract
Mulvaney's Regrets
A Murder in the Compound
Music for the Middle-aged
My Boy Jack
My Father's Chair
My Hat
My Lady's Law
My Lord the Elephant
My New-cut Ashlar
My Rival

Naaman's Song
The Native-Born
A Nativity
Natural Theology
The Necessitarian
A new Auld Lang Syne
A New Departure
The New Knighthood
New Lamps for Old
New Songs and Old
New Year Resolutions
The Night Before
The Nightof Power
Night Song in the Jungle
"The night we felt the earth would move"
"A Nightmare of Names"
"Non Nobis Domine"
Norman and Saxon
The North Sea Patrol
"Not though you die tonight..."
"Now it is not good..."
La Nuit Blanche
Nursery Idyls
Nursery Rhymes for Little Children
Nursery Rhymes for Little Anglo-Indians
The Nurses
The Nursing Sister

O Baal, Hear Us!
Ode, Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance
Of Birthdays
Oh ! hush thee my baby ..."
"Oh ! What will your Majesty please to wear—"
The Old Issue
Old Man Kangaroo
The Old Men
Old Mother Laidinwool
An Old Song
The Oldest Song
On a Recent Appointment
On a Recent Memorial
One Viceroy resigns
On Fort Duty
The Only Son
The Open Door
The Ornamental Beasts
"Our Fathers Also"
"Our Fathers of Old"
Our Lady of Many Dreams
Our Lady of Many Dreams (new style)
Our Lady of Rest
Our Lady of the Sackcloth
Our Lady of the Snows
Out of Sight
The Outlaws
Outsong in the Jungle
Over the Khud
The Overland Mail
The Oxen

A Pageant of Elizabeth
The Page's Message
The Page's Song
Pagett, M.P.
The Palace
Pan in Vermont
Parade Song of the Camp Animals
A Parallel
Parting (In the Hall)
The Parting of the Columns
Parturiunt Montes
The Peace of Dives
The Penalty
"The People of the Eastern Ice.."
"Personal Responsibilities"
Pharaoh and the Sergeant
A Pict Song
A Pilgrim's Way
The Pillow Fight
Pink Dominoes
The Pious Sub's Creed
The Pirates in England
"Pit where the buffalo cooled his hide..."
Pity poor fighting men
The Plaint of the Junior Civilian
Placetne, Domini?
The Playmate
The Plea of the Simla Dancers
"Pleasant it is..."
Poison of Asps
Poor Honest Men
The Post that Fitted
The Portent
Poseidon's Law
The Power of the Dog
The Prairie
The Prayer
The Prayer of Miriam Cohen
Preadmonisheth Ye Ghoste of Desmarets
Preface to Land and Sea Tales
Prelude (to Departmental Ditties)
The Press
Private Ortheris's Song
Pro Tem
The Pro-Consuls
The Prodigal Son
A Profession of Faith
The Progress of the Spark
A Prologue
Prologue to the Master-Cook's Tale
A Promise
Prophets at Home
Public Waste
Puck's Song
"Pussy can sit by the fire..."
"Put forth to watch..."
The Puzzler

Quantities of 'em
The Queen's Men
A Question
The Question
The Quest
The Quest (1882)
The Quid Pro Quo
Quiquern (Heading)

The Rabbi's Song
Reading the Will
The Reaping
The Recall
A Recantation
The Reeds of Runnymede
A Rector's Memory
Requiescat in pace
The Reformers
The Return
The Return of the Children
Revenge—A Ballad of the Fleeter
The Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain
The Rhyme of the Three Captains
The Rhyme of the Three Sealers
The Riddle
"Ride with an idle whip ..."
Rikki Tikki Tavi
A Ripple Song
The River's Tale
Road-Song of the Bandar-Log
Rolling Down to Rio
The Roman Centurion's Song
Romance and Reality
Romulus and Remus
"Rosicrucian subtleties"
Route Marchin'
The Rowers
The Run of the Downs
The Runes on Weland's Sword
The Runners
The Rupaiyat of Omar Kal’vin
Russia to the Pacifists

The Sack of the Gods
The Sacrifice of Er-Heb
A St Helena Lullaby
Saint Valentine His Day
Samuel Pepys
The Scholars
A School Song
The Sea and the Hills
The Sea-Wife
The Second Voyage
The Second Wooing
The Secret of the Machines
The Sergeant's Weddin'
"A Servant when he Reigneth"
The Service Man
Sestina of the Tramp-Royal
The Settler
The Seven Nights of Creation (uncollected)
The Seven Nights of Creation (Schoolboy Lyrics)
Severance (Woking Necropolis)
Shillin' a Day
Seven Watchmen
Shiv and the Grasshopper
The Shut-eye Sentry
The Sign of the Flower
The Sign of the Withered Violet
Sir Galahad
Sir Richard's Song
"The sky is lead..."
A Smuggler's Song
"So we loosed a bloomin' volley..."
"So we settled it..."
Soldier 'an Sailor too
Soldier, Soldier
Solus cum Sola
Song (For Two Voices)
Song for Two Voices (For Music)
The Song of an Outsider
A Song of Bananas
The Song of the Banjo
The Song of the Cities
A Song at Cockcrow
The Song of Diego Valdez
The Song of the Dead
A Song in the Desert
The Song of the Dancer
Song of the Dynamo
Song of the Engines
A Song of the English
The Song of the Exiles
Song of the Fifth River
A Song of French Roads
Song of the Galley-slaves
A Song of Kabir
The Song of the Lathes
The Song of the Little Hunter
The Song of the Men's Side
Song of the Old Guard
Song of the Red War-Boat
The Song of Seven Cities
Song of Seventy Horses
The Song of the Sons
The Song of the Sufferer
A Song of the White Men
Song of the Wise Children
The Song of the Women
A Song of Travel
A Song to Mithras
The Sons of Martha
The Sons of the Suburbs
South Africa (1903)
South Africa (1906)
The Spies' March
"Stopped, in the straight.."
The Story of Tommy
The Story of Uriah
Study of an Elevation
"The Stream is Shrunk—"
"A stone's throw out ..."
The Storm Cone
The Story of Paul Vaugel
The Story of Tommy
The Story of Ung
The Stranger
Struck Ile
The stumbling block...
Such as in Ships
The Sudder Bazaar
Such as in Ships
The Supplication of the Black Aberdeeen
The Supports
The Survival

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A Tale of Two Cities
The Tale of Two Suits
A Tale of Yesterday's Ten Thousand Years
Tarrant Moss
That Day
"Then a pile of heads, he laid..."
"Then we brought the lances"
"There is a tide...">
"There is pleasure in the wet, wet clay"
"There was never a Queen like Balkis"
"There was a strife 'twixt man and maid"
"There were three friends"
"There's a convict more..."
"These are the Four..."
"They burnt a corpse..."
Things and the Man
"This I saw"
This is the mouth-filling song
This side the Styx
This is the mouth-filling song ...
This uninhabited island
The Three-Decker
"The torn boughs trailing..."
The Thousandth Man
Thorkild's Song
A Three-part Song
The Threshold
"Thrown Away" (heading)
"Thus, for a season..."
"Tin Fish"
To a Lady Persuading Her to a Car
To A.M.
To Edith Macdonald
To Evelyn Welford
To Flo Garrard
To James Whitcomb Riley
To Margaret Burne-Jones
To Motorists
To Mrs Tavenor Perry
To Save Trouble
To the Address of W.W.H
To the Common-room
To the Ladies of Warwick Gardens
To the True Romance
To the Unknown Goddess
To Thomas Atkins
The Threshold
To You
"Told in the Dormitory"
"Tonight, God knows..."
The Totem
"The torn boughs trailing..."
The Tour
The Trade
A Tragedy of Teeth
A Translation
A Tree Song
Trial by Judge
The trouble of Curtiss who Lived in the Basement
The Truce of the Bear
A Truthful Song
A Tryst
The Two Cousins
Two Kopjes
Two Limericks on the Madras Scandals
Two Lives
Two Players
Two Races
The Two-Sided Man
Two Sides of the Medal

The Undertaker's Horse
Unpublished fragment of Pope
Unpublished fragment of Shelley
"Unto whose use..."

The Vampire
The Vanishing Figure
"Veil them, cover them ..."
Venus Meretrix
The Verdicts
The Veterans
The Vindication of Grant Duff
The Vineyard
Virginibus Puerisque
The Virginity
The Vision of Hamid Ali
A Vision of India
The Voortrekker
A Voyage

The Wage-slaves
The Waster
The Way Av Ut
'Way Down the Ravi River
The Way through the Woods
Waytinge (1)
Waytinge (2)
We and They
"We be the Gods"
"We meet in an evil land"
"A Weed, one weed, and only one had I"
The Wet Litany
What Happened
"What of the Hunting,,,"
What the People Said
What the young man's heart said to him
"When a Lover hies abroad"
When Earth's last Picture is Painted
'When 'Omer smote 'is Blooming Lyre
When the cabin portholes are dark and green...
"When the earth was sick,,,">
When the Great Ark...
When the Journey was Intended to the City
"When ye say to Tabaqui, "My Brother..."
Where the Shoe Pinches
"While the snaffle holds ..."
White Horses
The White Man's Burden
The Widow at Windsor
The Widow's Party
The Widower
The Winners
The Wishing Caps
The Witching of Teddy O'Neal
With a Fan to the Mother
With a Locket
With a Study Chair to the Pater
With Drake in the Tropics
With Scindia to Delhi
The Wooing of the Sword
"The wolf-cub at even"
The Wop of Asia
"The World hath set..."
"Ye Printer's Devil, verie wyse"
"Yet at the last"
"You mustn't swim till you're six weeks old..."
The Young British Soldier
"Your patience, Sirs"


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