Spirits of the Dead

Spirits of the Dead

Thy soul shall find itself alone
‘Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
Into thine hour of secrecy.

Be silent in that solitude,
Which is not loneliness- for then
The spirits of the dead, who stood
In life before thee, are again
In death around thee, and their will
Shall overshadow thee; be still.

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The Traveler in the Night

The Traveler In The Night Poem

The Traveler in the Night

Flooded streets
Begin the rebirthing
of a lost society
With silent intensity,
As night skies give
Clear guidance to
The lost traveler.
He laughs at the
thought of deception.
For it reveals more than
it hides.
The truth is always better
told through lies.
A traveler always knows
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The Gods of the Copybook Headings

Rudyard Kipling

The Gods of the Copybook Headings is a poem published by Rudyard Kipling in 1919, containing “age-old, unfashionable wisdom” that he saw as having been forgotten by society and replaced by “habits of wishful thinking.

The “copybook headings” to which the title refers were proverbs, extolling virtues such as honesty or fair dealing that were printed at the top of the pages of 19th-century British students’ special notebook pages, called … Read More