"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

If You Can Wait And Not Be Tired By Waiting..

“If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same..”

From “If – ”
(Rudyard Kipling 1895)


3 responses

  1. S. Etole

    A poem I memorized as a student so many years ago … excellent reminder of the many “imposters” that visit our lives.

    “Hold on!”

    June 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    • Quite recently “If – ” was voted Britain’s favourite poem. Somehow, it manages to speak to almost everyone..

      June 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    I am not familiar with the poem so shall investigate later. I do like the billowing flags.

    June 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

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