Author: M'lady (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 11-26-04 21:47
I am looking for 2 poems, if you have any idea how to help me. I am new to this! One is called "the Invictus" I THINK, and the other is not a naval poem, but a wedding poem of which I can only remember bits and have had no success in searching.
I wed thee forever,
not for the sham of earth's brief years
when life's (or love's?) flame flickers and burns low
Is all I can remember. I notice that "Les" seems to be a good searcher and would like to contact him. Thanks.
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
The wedding quote you seek is by Anderson Baten. It can be found in its entirety here, page 26:
Post Edited (11-28-04 14:08)