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Poem by 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


Rudyard Kipling's other poems:
  1. The Last of the Light Brigade
  2. Verses on Games. To An Almanack of Twelve Sports by W. Nicholson, 1898
  3. The Last Lap
  4. Debits and Credits. (1919-1926). 7. Rahere
  5. Debits and Credits. (1919-1926). 16. The Supports


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