Rudyard Kipling’s “Hunting Song of the Seeonee Pack”

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As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled

           Once, twice and again!

And a doe leaped up, and a doe leaped up

From the pond in the wood where the wild deer sup.

This I, scouting alone, beheld,

            Once, twice and again!

As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled

            Once, twice and again!

And a wolf stole back, and a wolf stole back

To carry the word to the waiting pack,

And we sought and we found and we bayed on his track

            Once, twice and again!

As the dawn was breaking the Wolf Pack yelled

            Once, twice and again!

Feet in the jungle that leave no mark!

Eyes that can see in the dark—the dark!

Tongue—give tongue to it! Hark! O hark!

            Once, twice and again!

For those of you who don’t already know, this poem is from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Books. I thought a poem would be a nice change of pace and a great way to honor the great Maya Angelou (one of my favorite poets) who died today. 

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