the poems
Notes on Kipling's Poems



Including the juvenilia, and unpublished poems written in India
collected in the comprehensive Cambridge Edition of 2013 edited by
Thomas Pinney. We have not included various verse fragments and other
uncollected poems written after 1889, which are to be found in Pinney.





A B C D E F G H


  • "The Absent-minded Beggar"
  • "The Advertisement"
  • "After the Fever" (1882)
  • "After the Fever or Natural Theology in a Doolie" (1885)
  • "After the promise"
  • "Akbar's Bridge"
  • "An Almanac of Twelve Sports"
  • "And some are sulky..."
  • "Alnaschar"
  • "Alnaschar and the Oxen"
  • "Amour de Voyage"
  • "Les Amours Faciles"
  • "An American"
  • "The American Rebellion"
  • "Les Amours de Voyage"
  • "Anchor Song"
  • "Angutivaun Taina"
  • "The Answer"
  • "The Anvil"
  • "The Appeal"
  • "Appropriate Verses on an Elegant Landscape"
  • "Arithmetic on the Frontier"
  • "Army Head-quarters"
  • "Arterial"
  • "As One Who Throws Earth's Gold Away in Scorn"
  • "As far as the East is set from the West"
  • "As the Bell Clinks"
  • "An Astrologer's Song"
  • "At His Execution"
  • "At the Bar"
  • "At the Distance"
  • "At the end of a year"
  • "At the hole where he went in"
  • "The Attainment"
  • "An Auto da Fé "
  • "Au Revoir"
  • "Ave Imperatrix"
  • "Azrael's Count"

  • "Back to the Army again"
  • "The Ballad of Ahmed Shah"
  • "A Ballad of Bitterness"
  • "The Ballad of Boh Da Thone"
  • "The Ballad of Fisher's Boarding House"
  • "The Ballad of the "Bolivar""
  • "The Ballad of the Car"
  • "The Ballad of the "Clampherdown""
  • "The Ballad of East and West"
  • "The Ballad of the King's Daughter"
  • "The Ballad of the King's Jest"
  • "The Ballad of the King's Mercy"
  • "The Ballad of Minepit Shaw"
  • "The Ballad of the Red Earl"
  • "A Ballade of Bad Entertainment"
  • "A Ballade of Burial"
  • "A ballade of Indian Tea"
  • "A Ballade of Jakko Hill"
  • "A Ballade of Photographs"
  • "Banquet Night"
  • "The Battle of Assaye"
  • Beast and Man in India
  • The beasts are very wise
  • "Beat off in our last fight, were we ?"
  • "Because I sought it far from men."
  • "The Bee-boy's Song"
  • "The Bees and the Flies"
  • "Before a midnight breaks in storm"
  • "Before my Spring,,,"
  • "The Beginner"
  • "The Beginnings"
  • "A Beleaguered City"
  • "The Bell Buoy"
  • "The Bells and Queen Victoria"
  • "Belts"
  • "The Benefactors"
  • "The Betrothed"
  • "Between the gum pot and the shears"
  • "Beware the man ..."
  • "Big Steamers"
  • "Bill 'Awkins"
  • "Birds of Prey" March
  • "The Birthright"
  • "The Battle of Assaye"
  • "The Blind Bug"
  • "Blue Roses"
  • "Bobs"
  • "The Boar of the Year"
  • "Bombaystes Furioso"
  • "The Bonfires"
  • "Boots"
  • "The Bother"
  • "The Braggart"
  • "Bridge-Guard in the Karroo"
  • "Brighton Beach"
  • "A British-Roman Song"
  • "The Broken Men"
  • "Brookland Road"
  • "Brown Bess"
  • "Buddha at Kamakura"
  • "A Budget Estimate"
  • "The Burden"
  • "The Burial"
  • "The Buttercup"
  • "Butterflies"
  • "By Honours"
  • "By the Hoof of the Wild Goat"

  • "Cain and Abel"
  • "The Camel's Hump is an ugly lump"
  • "The Captive"
  • "Carmen Circulare"
  • "Carmen Simlaense"
  • "Caret"
  • "A Carol"
  • "Caroline Taylor"
  • "Cavaliere servente"
  • "Cave"
  • "Cells"
  • "The Centaurs"
  • "Certain Maxims of Hafiz"
  • "Change"
  • "The Changelings"
  • "Chant-Pagan"
  • "A Charm"
  • "The Children"
  • "Chartres Windows"
  • "The Children's Song"
  • "A Child's Garden"
  • "Chil's Song"
  • "China-going P. and O.s"
  • "Chivalry"
  • "The Choice"
  • "Cholera Camp"
  • "Christmas in India"
  • "Cities and Thrones and Powers"
  • "The City of Brass"
  • "The City of Sleep"
  • "The City of the Heart"
  • "Cleared"
  • "The Clerks and the Bells"
  • "The Coastwise Lights"
  • "A Code of Morals"
  • "The Coiner"
  • "Cold Iron"
  • "Columns"
  • "The Comforters"
  • "Commonplaces"
  • "The Compliments of the Season"
  • "Concerning a Jawab"
  • "Confession"
  • "The Consolations of Memory"
  • "Conspiracy"
  • "Contradictions"
  • "The Conundrum of the Workshops"
  • "Conventionality"
  • "A Counting Out Song"
  • "A Cousin's Christmas card"
  • "The Covenant"
  • "The Craftsman"
  • "Credat Judaeus"
  • "Crossing the Rubicon"
  • "Cruisers"
  • "A Craven"
  • "Cry murder !"
  • "Cuckoo Song"
  • "Cupid's Department"
  • "The Curé"
  • "The Cursing of Stephen"

  • "Dane-geld"
  • "Danny Deever"
  • "Dark children of the mere..."
  • "Darzee's Chaunt"
  • "The Dawn Wind"
  • "de Profundis"
  • "The Dead King"
  • "Dear Auntie, your parboiled nephew..."
  • "A Death-Bed"
  • "The Declaration of London"
  • "Dedication" (to the Five Nations)
  • "Dedication" - "To the City of Bombay" (The Seven Seas)
  • "Dedication" (The Years Between)
  • "Dedication" (from Barrack Room Ballads)
  • "The Dedication of this Book which is written to a Woman"
  • "The Deep Sea Cables"
  • "Dekho! Look here!"
  • "Delilah"
  • "A Departure"
  • "The Destroyers"
  • "The Descent of the Punkah"
  • "Diana of Ephesus"
  • "The Derelict"
  • "Dinah in Heaven"
  • "A Dirge of Dead Sisters"
  • "Dirge of the langurs"
  • "Disappointment"
  • "The Disciple"
  • "Discovery"
  • "Distress in the Himalayas"
  • "Divided Allegiance"
  • "Divided Destinies"
  • "Doctors"
  • "A Dominant Power"
  • "Donec gratus eram"
  • "The doors were wide..."
  • "The Dove of Dacca"
  • "Duet from the Pinafore"
  • "The Dusky Crew"
  • "The Dutch in the Medway"
  • "The Dying Chauffeur"
  • "The Dykes"

  • "The Earth gave up her dead"
  • "The 'eathen"
  • "An Echo"
  • "Eddi's Service"
  • "The Egg-Shell"
  • "Edgehill Fight"
  • "El Dorado"
  • "En-dor"
  • "An Ending "
  • "England's Answer"
  • "The English Flag"
  • "Envy, Hatred, and Malice"
  • "L'Envoi" (1881)
  • "L'Envoi to Departmental Ditties"
  • "Epigraph to Echoes"
  • "Epitaphs of the War"
  • "Estunt the Griff"
  • 'Et dona ferentes'
  • "Evarra and his Gods"
  • "Exchange"
  • "The Excursion"
  • "The Exiles' Line"
  • "The Expert"
  • "The Explanation
  • "The Explorer

  • "The Fabulists"
  • "Failure"
  • "Fair Play"
  • "Fair Mistress, to my lasting sorrow"
  • "The Fairies' Siege"
  • "The Faithful Soul"
  • "Fastness"
  • "The Fall of Jock Gillespie
  • "The Feet of the Young Men
  • "The Female of the Species
  • "The Files
  • "The Fires"
  • "The First Chantey
  • "The First Day Back
  • "The Flight"
  • "The Flight of the Bucket"
  • "The Floods"
  • "The Flowers
  • "Follow me 'ome"
  • "For a Picture"
  • "For all we have and are"
  • "For our white and our excellent nights"
  • "For the Women"
  • "For to Admire"
  • "Ford o' Kabul River"
  • "The Four" <
  • "The Four Angels"
  • "Four Feet"
  • "The Four Points"
  • "Fox Hunting"
  • "France"
  • "Frankie's Trade"
  • "The French Wars"
  • "The Friends"
  • "From the Hills"
  • "From the Masjid-al-Aqsa"
  • "From the Wings"
  • "The Front Door"
  • "Further Information"
  • "Fuzzy-Wuzzy"

  • "The Galley-Slave"
  • "Gallio's Song"
  • "Gehazi"
  • "Gertrude's Prayer"
  • "General Joubert"
  • "General Summary"
  • "Gentlemen-Rankers"
  • "Gethsemane"
  • "Giffen's Debt"
  • "The Gift of the Sea"
  • "The Gipsy Trail"
  • "Gipsy Vans"
  • "The Glories"
  • "The Glory of the Garden"
  • "Go stalk the red deer"
  • "The Goat"
  • "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"
  • "Gow's Watch"
  • "Gow's Watch - Act IV Scene 4"
  • "Gow's Watch - Act V Scene 3"
  • "The Grave of the Hundred Head"
  • "Great-Heart"
  • "The Greek National Anthem"
  • "Greeting"
  • "Gunga Din"

  • "Hadramauti"
  • "Half-Ballad(e) of Waterval"
  • "Hans Breitmann as an administrator"
  • "Harp Song of the Dane Women”
  • "Harwich Ladies"
  • "He drank strong waters"
  • "Helen All Alone"
  • "Heriot's Ford"
  • "The Heritage"
  • "Himalayan"
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