Hi to you all
I have been reading the Jungle Book of late by Rudyard Kipling, which I should have really read when I was in cubs, but I didn’t. I cheated and watched the film instead. The Bear Necessities. What a song. It’s a shame though, because all this time I’ve been missing out on a fantastic read.
When I went to investigate more about this extraordinary writer on Youtube and came across the poem, If. I don’t register ever reading or seeing this poem (I don’t know how I’ve been so ignorant), but it’s powerful and precious, and I wasn’t surprised many Hollywood hotshots doing readings, such as Harvey Keitel, Michael Caine and Dennis Hopper. It was written for his son, before his son sadly died in World War I.
I really like it. I hope you like it too.