This poem was first published in May 1925 as the preface to A Choice of Songs from the verse of Rudyard Kipling. It is listed in ORG as no. 1125. .
The poem, written as the preface to a collection of thirty poems, from "Sestina of the Tramp Royal" (1896) to "Recessional" (1897), is a celebration of human diversity, 'In Faiths and Food and Books and Friends', concluding that:
There is a glory in all things;This principle was dear to Kipling's heart throughout his life: see also "The Mother Lodge" (1894), and "The Two-sided Man" (1901).
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