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Writer's Block: A Favorite Poem 
11th-Feb-2008 09:51 pm
What is one of your favorite poems?

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

-William E. Henley

Used to have this memorized. Now, not so much.
12th-Feb-2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
Mine is on my profile page "Monet Refuses the Operation" by Lisel Mueller. :D
12th-Feb-2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
I like it!
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