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Ashitaka

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2007 11:50      Profile for Ashitaka     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I read this for the first time tonight. I can't believe I have never read it before.
Kipling

I know though I have heard the third stanza before. I think I heard it in a movie. Was If peformed in Joe Black by Anthony Hopkins?

Whatever, it made me want to take on the world again like ...

Invicticus

Shakespear's Sonnet XXIX

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What about you?

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HalfVast

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Icon 1 posted November 21, 2007 18:55      Profile for HalfVast     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
I think I heard it in a movie. Was If peformed in Joe Black by Anthony Hopkins?

Actually it was Abe Simpson in "Old Money'. The 17th
episode of the second season of 'The Simpsons'.

Also interesting. On her new album released in September
Joni Mitchell has adapted this poem for one of the tracks.

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted November 22, 2007 10:56      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ashitaka - I've always felt that "If' was dangerously close to being cheesy, but Invictus has been a personal favourite for many years.

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