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Mowglis Song Against People

Written by: Rudyard Kipling | Biography
 | Quotes (67) |
 I will let loose against you the fleet-footed vines--
I will call in the Jungle to stamp out your lines!
 The roofs shall fade before it,
 The house-beams shall fall;
 And the Karela,. the bitter Karela,
 Shall cover it all!

In the gates of these your councils my people shall sing.
In the doors of these your garners the Bat-folk shall cling;
 And the snake shall be your watchman,
 By a hearthstone unswept;
 For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
 Shall fruit where ye slept!

Ye shall not see my strikers; ye shall hear them and guess.
By night, before the moon-rise, I will send for my cess,
 And the wolf shall be your herdsman
 By a landmark removed;
 For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
 Shall seed where ye loved!

I will reap your fields before you at the hands of a host.
Ye shall glean behind my reapers for the bread that is lost;
 And the deer shall be your oxen
 On a headland untilled;
 For the Karela, the bitter Karela,
 Shall leaf where ye build!

I have untied against you the club-footed vines--
I have sent in the Jungle to swamp out your lines!
 The trees--the trees are on you!
 The house-beams shall fall;
 And the Karela, the bitter Karela,
 Shall cover you all!



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