Sunday, November 25, 2007

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of Circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of Chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

3 comments:

  1. Loved the poem. Thanks for sharing kabayan.

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  2. we have discussed this in english. ang naassign sakin ay ang the tyger by william blake.

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  3. grabe. i remember discussing this when i was on my third grade. we were asked to memorize this as well. haha. napa-memory lane tuloy ako. haha.

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