THE POEMS


(not yet a complete listing of the
published poems, but well on the way)



A B C D E F G H I J K L

M N O P Q R S T U V W Y


The Absent-minded Beggar
The Advertisement
Akbar's Bridge
An Almanac of Twelve Sports
Alnaschar and the Oxen
Amour de Voyage
An American
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
Arterial
An Astrologer's Song
As the Bell Clinks
"At the hole where he went in..."
At his Execution
Ave Imperatrix
Azrael's Count

"Back to the Army again"
The Ballad of Ahmed Shah
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
The Bell Buoy
The Bells and Queen Victoria
Belts
The Benefactors
The Betrothed
"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
'Bobs'
Boots
The Bother
A Boy Scout's Patrol Song
The Braggart
Bridge-Guard in the Karroo
A British-Roman Song
Brookland Road
The Broken Men
"Brown Bess"
Buddha at Kamakura
The Burden
The Burial
Butterflies
By the Hoof of the Wild Goat

Cain and Abel
The Camel's Hump
The Captive
Caret
Carmen Circulare
Carmen Simlaense
A Carol
Cavaliere servente
Cells
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
'Cleared'
The Clerks and the Bells
The Coastwise Lights
A Code of Morals
The Coiner
Cold Iron
The Columns
The Comforters
Commonplaces
The Common Room
The Consolation of Memory
Contradictions
The Conundrum of the Workshops
Conventionality
A Counting Out Song
The Covenant
The Craftsman
Credat Judaeus
Cruisers
Cry "Murder"
Cuckoo Song
The Curé
The Cursing of Stephen

Danny Deever
Dane-geld
"Dark children of the mere..."
Darzee's Chaunt
The Dawn Wind
de Profundis
The Dead King
A Death-Bed
The Declaration of London
Dedication (from Barrack-Room Ballads)
Dedication (The Five Nations)
Dedication (The Seven Seas)
Dedication (The Years Between)
The Deep Sea Cables
Delilah
A Departure
The Derelict
The Destroyers
Dinah in Heaven
Dirge of Dead Sisters
The Disciple
Divided Destinies
Doctors
Donec Gratus Eram
"The doors were wide..."
The Dove of Dacca
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
En-Dor
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 Exiles' Line
The Expert
The Explanation
The Explorer

The Fabulists
Failure
The Fairies' Siege
The Fall of Jock Gillespie
Fastness
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 Flight
The Flight of the Bucket
The Floods
The Flowers
Follow me 'ome
"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
Fox-hunting
France
Frankie's Trade
The French Wars
The Friends
From the Masjid-al-Aqsa of Sayyid Ahmed
From the Wings
The Front Door
Fuzzy-Wuzzy

The Galley-Slave
Gallio's Song
Gehazi
General Joubert
General Summary
Gentlemen-rankers
Gertrude's Prayer
Gethsemane
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
Great-Heart
The Greek National Anthem
Greenwich Ladies (Harwich Ladies)
Gunga Din

Hadramauti
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
Himalayan
"His Apologies"
His Consolation
The Holy War
The Hour of the Angel
The Houses
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 have a thousand men"
"I keep six honest serving men..."
"I will remember what I was...">
If—
"If I have taken the common clay"
"I've never sailed the Amazon..."
The Idiot Boy
Illusion, Disillusion, Allusion
The Indian Farmer at Home
An Imperial Rescript
In Partibus
"In the daytime ..."
In the Matter of One Compass
In the Neolithic Age
In Springtime
The Instructor
The Inventor
The Irish Guards
The Islanders
"It was not in the open fight"

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

The Ladies
The Land
Landbound
Lady Geraldine's Hardship
The Lament of the Border Cattle Thief
The Landau
Laocoon
"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
A Legend of Truth
L'Envoi (to Barrack Room Ballads)
L'Envoi (to Departmental Ditties)
L'Envoi (to The Story of the Gadsbys)
The Lesson
The Lesson (Schoolboy Lyrics)
'Less you want your toes trod off
A Levee in the Plains
Lichtenberg
The Liner, she's a lady...
"Little blind fish"
A Locked Way
Lollius
London Stone
London Town
"Look, you have cast out Love!"
Lo!As a little child
Loot
Lord Roberts
The Long Trail
The Lovers' Litany
The love-song of Har-Dyal
The Lowestoft Boat
The Looking Glass
Lucifer
"Lukannon"

M.I.
MacDonough's Song
The Maid of the Meerschaum
The Man and the Shadow
"Man goes to Man"
The Man who could Write
Mandalay
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
Maxims of Baloo
Memories
The Merchantmen
Merrow Down
"The Men that Fought at Minden"
Mesopotamia
Mine Sweepers
The Miracles
Missed
The Moon of Other Days
The Moral
Morning Song in the Jungle
The Mother Lodge
Mother o' Mine
The Mother's Son
Mowgli's Song
Mowgli's Song agains People
Mulholland's Contract
Mulvaney's Regrets
Municipal
A Murder in the Compound
My Boy Jack
My Father's Chair
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
Neighbours
A new Auld Lang Syne
The New Knighthood
New Lamps for Old
The Night Before
Night Song in the Jungle
"The night we felt the earth would move"
"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
Oh ! hush thee my baby ..."
The Old Issue
Old Man Kangaroo
The Old Men
Old Mother Laidinwool
An Old Song
The Oldest Song
One Viceroy resigns
On Fort Duty
The Only Son
Oonts
The Open Door
"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
The Outlaws
Outsong in the Jungle
Overheard
The Overland Mail
The Oxen

A Pageant of Elizabeth
Pagett, M.P.
The Palace
Pan in Vermont
Parade Song of the Camp Animals
The Parting of the Columns
The Peace of Dives
The Penalty
"The People of the Eastern Ice.."
Pharaoh and the Sergeant
Philadelphia
A Pict Song
Piet
A Pilgrim's Way
The Pillow Fight
Pink Dominoes
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
Possibilities
The Power of the Dog
The Prairie
The Prayer
The Prayer of Miriam Cohen
Preface to Land and Sea Tales
Prelude (to Departmental Ditties)
The Press
Private Ortheris's Song
The Pro-Consuls
The Prodigal Son
The Progress of the Spark
Prologue to the Master-Cook's Tale
Prophets at Home
Public Waste
Puck's Song
"Pussy can sit by the fire..."
"Put forth to watch..."
The Puzzler

Quaeritur
The Queen's Men
The Question
The Quest
Quiquern (Heading)

The Rabbi's Song
Rahere
Reading the Will
Rebirth
The Recall
A Recantation
Recessional
The Reeds of Runnymede
A Rector's Memory
Requiescat in pace
The Reformers
The Return
The Return of the Children
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
"Rimini"
Rimmon
A Ripple Song
The River's Tale
Road-Song of the Bandar-Log
Rolling Down to Rio
The Roman Centurion's Song
Romulus and Remus
Roses
"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
Samuel Pepys
Sappers
The Scholars
A School Song
Screw-guns
The Sea and the Hills
The Sea-Wife
The Second Voyage
The Secret of the Machines
Sepulchral
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)
Shillin' a Day
Seven Watchmen
Shiv and the Grasshopper
The Shut-eye Sentry
Sir Richard's Song
"The sky is lead..."
A Smuggler's Song
Snarleyiw
"So we loosed a bloomin' volley..."
"So we settled it..."
Soldier 'an Sailor too
Soldier, Soldier
Solus cum Sola
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
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
Sonnet
The Sons of Martha
The Sons of the Suburbs
South Africa
The Spies' March
"Stopped, in the straight.."
The Story of Uriah
Study of an Elevation
A St Helena Lullaby
Stellenbosh
Stellenbosh
"A stone's throw out ..."
"The Stream is Shrunk—"
The Story of Ung
The Stranger
The stumbling block...
Such as in Ships
The Sudder Bazaar
Such as in Ships
The Supplication of the Black Aberdeeen
The Supports
The Survival
Sussex

A Tale of Two Cities
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 James Whitcomb Riley
To the Common-room
To the Companions
To the True Romance
To the Unknown Goddess
To Thomas Atkins
The Threshold
To Motorists
"Tobacco"
"Together"
Tomlinson
Tommy
"Tonight, God knows..."
The Totem
"The torn boughs trailing..."
The Tour
The Trade
A Translation
A Tree Song
Troopin'
The Truce of the Bear
A Truthful Song
The Two Cousins
Two Kopjes
Two Races
The Two-Sided Man
Two Sides of the Medal

Ubique
Ulster
The Undertaker's Horse
Untimely
"Unto whose use..."

The Vampire
"Veil them, cover them ..."
The Verdicts
The Veterans
The Vineyard
The Virginity
A Vision of India
The Voortrekker
A Voyage

The Wage-slaves
The Waster
'Way Down the Ravi River
The Way through the Woods
We and They
"We be the Gods"
"We meet in an evil land"
The Wet Litany
What Happened
"What of the Hunting,,,"
What the People Said
"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..."
"While the snaffle holds ..."
White Horses
The White Man's Burden
The Widow at Windsor
The Widow's Party
The Widower
'Wilful-Missing'
The Winners
The Wishing Caps
With Drake in the Tropics
With Scindia to Delhi
"The wolf-cub at even">
"The World hath set...">
"Yet at the last"
"You mustn't swim till you're six weeks old..."
"Your patience, Sirs..."
The Young British Soldier
"Your patience, Sirs"

Zion



Within the New Readers' Guide there is a Verse Index
arranged alphabetically by title, or by first line.

There is a more complete set of texts of the
published verse and prose at this site







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