Saturday, October 6, 2007

The "Mary Gloster"

Rudyard Kipling:

The "Mary Gloster" -- 1894 (Very long, but great to read out loud. I have an audio recording of Donald Moffatt reading it.)

I've paid for your sickest fancies; I've humoured your crackedest whim --
Dick, it's your daddy, dying; you've got to listen to him!
Good for a fortnight, am I? The doctor told you? He lied.
I shall go under by morning, and -- Put that nurse outside.
'Never seen death yet, Dickie? Well, now is your time to learn,
And you'll wish you held my record before it comes to your turn....

Rest of poem HERE

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