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The Female of the Species
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) The Female of the Species When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside. But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail. For the female of the species is more deadly than the male. When Nag the… View Article Read More
There’s a One-eyed Yellow Idol to the North of Khatmandu
There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu,There’s a little marble cross below the town;There’s a broken-hearted woman tends the grave of Mad Carew,And the Yellow God forever gazes down. He was known as “Mad Carew” by the subs at Khatmandu,He was hotter than they felt inclined to tell;But for all his foolish… View Article Read More
Kubla Khan
Kubla Khan By Samuel Taylor Coleridge In Xanadu did Kublai Khan A stately Pleasure-Dome decree, Where Alph, the sacred river ran Through caverns measureless to man Down to a sunless sea. So twice five miles of fertile ground With walls and towers was girdled ’round, And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills, Where blossomed… View Article Read More
  IF…..   IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in… View Article Read More