Help, thick bloke alert.!!

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Help, thick bloke alert.!!

Postby jonny » Thu Apr 10, 2003 1:24 pm

I need to know the name of a poem, I'm told it's a Keats masterpiece (but from not a very reliable source - My dad!!) all I know is that the poem contains the lines:

If you can keep your head, while all around are losing theirs,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds of ........
Then yours is the earth, and what is more you shall be a man my son.

I think the wording is correct but apologise if I've got it slightly wrong, (again please refer to source!!!) I know that to a poetry connoisseur the above poem is a painfully obvious one to identify, so I really to appreciate your help.

Thanks. J

Postby splendide1 » Thu Apr 10, 2003 1:36 pm

try the quick search

Postby Endymion » Thu Apr 10, 2003 11:15 pm

Jonny, you needn't feel bad about not knowing the title of this one - we've all got to start somewhere! Obviously something struck you about this poem?

Your source unfortunately was quite unreliable - the poem is called "If..." and it's by Rudyard Kipling.

You shouldn't have any trouble finding it on line, it's one of the world's favourite poems.

Best wishes

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