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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 12:24 PM

Anyone familiar with Kipling's poem 'Bridge Guard at Karoo'?

Found it from a mention in one of Mercedes Lackey's Elementals books.

Odd, bit haunting.

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bobbieinok Oct 2018 OP
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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Sun Oct 28, 2018, 01:09 PM

1. "No, not combatants___"

Damn, that's a good one. Thanks for drawing attention to it.

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Sun Oct 28, 2018, 01:12 PM

2. A Man of his times-Imperialist and Racist

and yet his poems often captured well a range of human emotions. I didn't know the Bridge Guard at Karoo so I gave it a fast scan and found it very, well-Kipling. Thanks

Mandalay, Mandalay, Where the flying fishes play,
And the dawn comes up like Thunder out of China 'cross the bay...

It took a Kipling to make the sun rise in the West and set in the East!

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