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  •  OMG (0+ / 0-)

    your favorite poem isn't Kipling's "just like you and me", is it?

    commute by bike - you will love it!

    by Bikemom on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 07:50:20 PM PDT

    •  Wasn't going to (0+ / 0-)

      antagonize you (this time), just wanted to share a bizarre story.

      commute by bike - you will love it!

      by Bikemom on Sat Aug 04, 2007 at 08:21:02 PM PDT

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    •  No. Kipling's not a favorite. (0+ / 0-)

      I can't say I've read much of him, beyond some imperialist poems I was made to read as a joke.

      •  Kipling's The Dykes fits this diary series (0+ / 0-)

        http://www.poetryloverspage.com/...

        Here's 2 verses from it.

        ....
        Look you, our foreshore stretches far through sea-gate, dyke and groin –
        Made land all, that our fathers made, where the flats and the fairway join.
        They forced the sea a sea-league back. They died, and their work stood fast.
        We were born to peace in the lee of the dykes, but the time of our peace is past.
        .....

        Now we can only wait till the day, wait and apportion our shame.
        These are the dykes our fathers left, but we would not look to the same.
        Time and again were we warned of the dykes, time and again we delayed.
        Now, it may fall, we have slain our sons, as our fathers we have betrayed.

        ....

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