If - Rudyard Kipling

Nov 10, 2013, 09:28 PM

"If—" is a poem by British Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling, written in 1895 and first published in Rewards and Fairies, 1910. It was written in tribute to the British imperialist politician Leander Starr Jameson, and as paternal advice to Kipling's son John. As poetry, "If—" is a literary example of Victorian-era stoicism http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/If%E2%80%94 #Inspiration #Poetry #RudyardKipling #If