Tag: poetry

If…by Rudyard Kipling

  Listening to Jocko Podcast #140 and he and Echo Charles are going over this classic poem. If you’ve never read or heard it, do so now. If you can keep your head when all about you  Are losing theirs and blaming it on…

VI. Ashen Work….

Through the lives of boy and man self and soul distort and tear. My youthful eyes saw only ‘world’ and so glistened with the pride of kings. A little lord, I bent to rest but dropped instead my golden crown, Brought to knees I…

IV. Devil’s Drink…

In the night brews Devil’s drink, With a dash of wrath and pinch of hate, A spoon of lust and two of greed, A single gram of gluttony. A grain of pride is good as salt, An ounce of envy has no fault, And…

III. Practicing Haiku…

Sit for a moment, Look, listen, can you hear it? Fluttering leaves fall… -Shiji Ren

II. Lost Souls…

A knock on the door, Death stared in. Offered him drink; whiskey and wine, He knew of the past yet to the future; blind. -Shiji Ren